I’ve been skiing the heck out of some skiing here at Mt. Eyak, but there comes a point when enough snow is enough. Generally that point comes somewhere in the same region as 3 avalanches and some roof collapses. Thus far, Copper River Seafoods, Orca Adventure Lodge, and at least 6 residences have experienced cave-ins and it hasn’t stopped yet! We even made the newspapers, Anchorage news channel, and (most importantly) cable TV!
Thanks, Kevin Kimber and Rochelle Van Den Broek for helping out those poor LA folks that will never know the blessing of a Cordova winter. I just tweeted a few pictures, and all the sudden I’m getting asked for an interview as well! Man, if we’re not careful, we’re going to start feeling like movie stars here. Wait, no that will never happen unless there is a reunion episode of Northern Exposure coming up that I don’t know about.
We may all be tired of the sight of it right now, but as an historical reference and just to revel in one more time, here are some of the best pics of the Cordova Snowpocalypse 2012!
Businesses shut down early on Thursday, January 5th due to the whiteout conditions, and were almost all closed Friday. Here’s why:
Most people spent Friday shoveling out their own homes and cars, here’s how we spent ours:
The mayor has now declared Cordova a “Disaster Area” and proclaimed a State of Emergency here, so the National Guard just arrived to help shovel roofs and clear out dangerous areas. It’s a good thing too, because even though the weather man says there’s a 24 hour reprieve on the horizon, the Tuesday forecast holds (what else?) more snow!
If nothing else, I think this whole Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon or whatever you want to call it has done one good thing, at least… gotten our cameras out! One last vid from Rochelle Van Den Broek.
Here’s a list of all the people that think we’re so cool and interesting that they wanted to write about it. Well, actually they think all this snow is cool and interesting, but really who’s keeping track?
Well, now don’t we feel popular?! Let’s try to take a life lesson away from this, shall we? How about this one: When life gives you a Snowpocalypse, “keep calm & shovel on!” (Kelley Weaverling, circa 2012).