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Star Peak – A Great Day Not to Fly

February, 2014

As the old saying goes, “Its much better to be on the ground wishing you were flying than in the air wishing you were on the ground”.

We drove out to the Humboldt Range in Nevada to climb the highest in the range, Star Peak.  We should be skiing but there just isn’t any snow around.    It was forecast to be a windy day so we drove out there, and windy it was!  It had to be 90 mph or more at the top.  In fact, we didn’t even make it the last little bit to the top because we feared for our dogs eyes with the screaming wind and stinging bits of ice hitting us.

Other than a long night on Mt. McKinley with Betsy many years ago, I’ve never experienced winds like this.  Well, except for sticking my hand out the window of the plane.  I am SO glad we didn’t fly out there.

The dark clouds above were just screaming by.

The dark clouds above were just screaming by.

 

Uh oh.  Dust storm coming.  Its going to get even windier.

Uh oh. Dust storm coming. Its going to get even windier.

Bodie pointed into the wind.

Bodie pointed into the wind.

 

Whoops. Ande stuck his head up and almost flipped over.  Time to go home.

Whoops. Ande stuck his head up and almost flipped over. Time to go home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February, 2014 3:15 pm

    Wow. Crazy! What day was this??

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