Thompson Pass is closed!
For the first time this season, the pass into Valdez has been closed due to snowfall. It seems there is a bit of wind too: 85mph, with gusts up to 120mph.
On average, Thompson Pass receives 550 inches of snow a year. It holds the Alaska record of snowfall in a 24 hour period at 62 inches, and the record of snowfall in a season at 975 inches. When the East Coast gets that, I’ll cut them some slack…
Anyone who moves to Valdez is one crazy bastard, no doubt about that.
November 2nd, 2011 at 5:14 AM
“Anyone who moves to Valdez is one crazy bastard, no doubt about that.”
November 2nd, 2011 at 5:20 AM
And anyone who seriously considers taking “camino de la muerte”, or whatever, is even crazier!
November 2nd, 2011 at 5:46 AM
“If you only knew the power of the Crazy Side. With our combined strength, we could drive el camino de la muerta together. Give yourself to the Crazy Side.”
November 4th, 2011 at 6:11 AM
“It is estimated that 20 people die per kilometer”.
November 7th, 2011 at 8:29 PM
Hmmm… 20 per km? Seems kind of low…