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Boon Docker

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Posted: 08/04/22 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We left this boondocking area (West of Caroline, Alberta) at 6:00PM on Sunday July 31. This is what happened 8 hours later. Luckely no injuries have been reported.

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Posted: 08/04/22 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tornado or freak high winds?

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Posted: 08/04/22 02:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not the way you want to see logging done, glad there were no injuries.


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Posted: 08/04/22 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Logging?


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Posted: 08/04/22 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I’m not mistaken, YouTuber Foresty Forest showed this wind damage on his latest video.


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Boon Docker

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Posted: 08/04/22 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another very popular boondocking area 1/8 KM from where we were camped, totally wiped out.

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This trailer got picked up and drop on it's rear end.

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I think the Rangers or RCMP got the other campers out of there before the tornado. There were about 3 dozen campers in there earlier that day.

Boon Docker

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Posted: 08/04/22 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BB_TX wrote:

Tornado or freak high winds?


From the 500 foot wide swath through the trees I would say tornado. Plus there were some trees 300-400 feet from their broken stumps.

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We weren't boondocking but were at 9,200' in the Rainbow CG at Big Lake in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona a few years ago. It was mid june and the Monsoon had arrived early and with a vengeance. As we sat in our Class C enjoying the thunderstorm {heavy winds, rain and hail} a blinding flash of lightning followed instantaneously by the loudest crack of thunder we had ever heard roared through the campground.

The next day we saw the destruction firsthand. Just 100 yards from our campsite a 60'+ pine tree had taken a direct hit:

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As you can see an enormous section of that pine came down exactly 90 degrees across the {fortunately} unoccupied pull through site and chunks of that tree the size of railroad ties were blown 30 yards in every direction. Had anyone been in that site undoubtedly they would have been directly in the impact zone. [emoticon]

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Boon Docker

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Posted: 08/04/22 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's getting pretty close to not being able to tell about it later.

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Posted: 08/05/22 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow that is some boondocking experience. Much better than overpriced on top of each other private campgrounds.

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