Alien Mothership Sighted in Sierra!

When this strange cloud showed up before sunrise, I knew some weather was on the way. Twelve hours later I was sitting out a wind storm in the Royce Lakes Basin, which had gusts of 60mph, so strong they bent the poles of my REI Chrysalis one man ultra lite tent. It shredded(and I mean shredded)my brother's and nephew's emergency tube tents. Good thing I brought plenty of duct tape. "L" Lake, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. August 2010.

Comments

Post a Comment
Viewing: 21-26 of 26
12
winemanvan

winemanvan - Sep 14, 2010 1:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Woke up 12 hours later in a cold wind storm(like a night game at Candlestick park). All my beef jerky was gone, and the inside of my tent was plastered with Michael Jackson posters. Really weird.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 14, 2010 9:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

Geez, I'm glad to see you back with us!

Until now, my dream had always been to wake
up with 'Janet Jackson' posters.

Go figure..

mike_lindacher

mike_lindacher - Sep 12, 2010 9:37 pm - Voted 10/10

That is so cool ...

I had to google "lenticular" clouds for additional information. That's a treat to see something like, especially with the alpenglow backdrop.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Sep 14, 2010 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That is so cool ...

thanks man!

RayMondo

RayMondo - Nov 9, 2010 5:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Just Amazing

Truly rare - perhaps unique to get such a round form with that red tinge. Lenticular clouds sure can bring rough weather.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Nov 10, 2010 9:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Just Amazing

I always get up before the sunrise and I was lucky on this morning.

Viewing: 21-26 of 26
12