After another storm
Nothing like four feet of water in your basement and urban streets turned into rivers to give you an appreciation for the power of nature. We've been reminded of that quite a lot this fall, with two major storms hitting the Northwest in a little over a month.
Many of my neighbors in the Madison Valley area of Seattle were affected by the storm, and many people throughout the Puget Sound area are still waiting for power. But considering that one woman lost her life in my neighborhood, and six others died around the region, we all have much to be thankful for.
So many people have pitched in to help us get our home back in shape--offering helping hands with clean up, and places to stay--and to all of them, our family is incredibly thankful. It reminds me that whether it's volunteering for WTA or lending a hand to a neighbor, a true sense of giving and involvement still exists in our communities. Thank you.
Last Thursday's rain and wind also hit our trails, and recent trip reports from Tiger Mountain, Squak Mountain, Mid-Fork Snoqualmie, and Mount Si in the Cascade foothills indicate numerous tree blowdowns. If you'd like to help clear some of these trails, WTA will be holding work parties throughout the winter at Squak Mountain near Issaquah and elsewhere. Check our schedule here to sign up.
Photo of blowdown on the Mid Fork Snoqualmie Trail by Aaron Solem.