Tornado Damage Olympic National Rain Forest

Something to distract us from the winter weather.

Old news . . . last summer a tornado touched down in Olympic National Rain Forest. The twister, twisted up cedar trees with six foot wide trunks tossing them like match sticks. Smoke from forest fires drifted through the area.

This is what it looked like at July Creek.

How strong did this baby have to be to snap 500-year-old trees?

Farther down the trail, the Forest Service cut the tree blocking the path giving us access to the end of the trail.

These sections were five feet in diameter.

The tornado’s path covered the length of two football fields before the destruction disappeared.

I wonder what it will look like next summer after a long winter’s rain? Will we find new plants or graffiti or both?



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to Tornado Damage Olympic National Rain Forest

  1. ksbeth says:

    oh, no. i hope it begins the regrowth sooner rather than later

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kerbey says:

    I can’t even fathom the strength of nature!

    Liked by 1 person

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