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May 18 1980
« on: May 18, 2021, 07:14:36 AM »
View of the sky from O'Sullivan res. Pretty much at the start of this day.

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2021, 07:17:15 AM »
Where we stayed for 4-5 days, until Moses Lake ran out of beer.

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2021, 07:19:12 AM »
Moses Lake

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2021, 07:20:04 AM »
The crew

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 07:31:26 AM »
Great pics, that day seems like a lifetime ago! Was in the olympics fishing at elk lake, heard the eruption from there.
“In common with”..... not so much!!

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 07:44:04 AM »
Yeah we heard it too. Didnt know what was going on til we got to the boat ramp around noon and could see the ash coming down in the headlights of the trucks. During the boat ride out I thought it was sand in my mouth. As couldnt see a thing.

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2021, 07:51:42 AM »
It just dawned on me that I’m getting old.   I was surrounded by co workers who weren’t even born yet .  There was no one to talk to about the eruption. Lol.   Two “kids” weren’t even aware there was an eruption.   

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 07:56:03 AM »
I know what you mean Boneaddict. I can't remember what Im doing today without my list. But I remember that daze like yesterday.

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2021, 08:01:01 AM »
I just got done cleaning that ash off my rifles from shooting last weekend.  It still lives on our rock bluffs and manages to come to life from the muzzle blast of each trigger squeeze and put a fine coat on rifle and scope.   :chuckle:

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 08:03:03 AM »
Your first picture of the sky. Thats a memory I have.

I think we spent a week indoors during recess. Teachers made us hold a wet paper towel over our mouths as we made the way from the school to the bus to go home. That only lasted a couple days if i remember right. Parents didn't care if we played outside.

Imagine the safety ....nevermind.

 

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2021, 08:49:00 AM »
We're those photos from Covid80?  😄

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 09:52:11 AM »
Still remember hearing the explosion driving through Winthrop that morning.  We thought at the time it was just a sonic boom from a jet.  When we got home later that day, we knew then what we had really heard!

Remember having to go over the Loup highway every day when the ash clouds came north, looked like a fog bank had drifted in. The summit was clear but both sides looked the same, gray. 

The only good tree, is a stump!

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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 10:55:56 AM »
One of my favorite photos taken on Mt. Adams. I think it was a NatGeo photo?

I was young when it went off but I recall it like it was yesterday.  I still remember all the news coverage leading up to it.

And don't forget Mr. Truman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_R._Truman




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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 11:30:43 AM »
That Harry R. Truman was a nutcase.  LOL :chuckle:
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Re: May 18 1980
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 11:44:08 AM »
One of my favorite photos taken on Mt. Adams. I think it was a NatGeo photo?

I had never seen that photo.  Thanks.

 


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