Lightning Strike

August 20, 2014  |  blog

Last night after dinner we went to check out the lightning strike from the night before.

We couldn’t see from our trailer, because there’s a hill in the way, but the lightning actually caused a small fire.

Our neighbors saw it and called 911. I think the rain put it out before Tonasket Fire Department arrived 14 minutes later.

In the photo above, I added an arrow so you can see how close it was to where we’re camping.

Dinner Last Night:
Quick & Easy Lentil-Yogurt Salad. This was really good, the lentils were quite flavorful and the dressing was delicious.

2014 Cost of Camping:
126 night paid camping
107 nights free camping
233 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3274.79
Daily average cost of camping: $14.05


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  1. A cool story.

    If it were my story to tell, I mention how the large boulder moved 6 feet from the impact :)

  2. Holy crap! How in the world would the fire dept have gotten to that spot??

  3. Holy moly that was close…and scary! Paul saw a bunch of lightning in the distance last night from our mountain-top. Wonder if it was in your area?


    • I can’t imagine that he could see it all the way over the Cascades over here! If he could, that’d be pretty amazing!

  4. 14 minutes is an amazing response time from Tonasket. Very impressive!

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