(I was trying to post this for several weeks but couldn't upload photos and gave up, so it has been sitting as a draft. Gather sent me an email that a patch had been installed to correct the problem finally, and it appears to have worked for me. Yay...)
Approximately a month and a half ago I posted about the damage from some tornadoes that hit Arizona during a bad storm. The storm and tornadoes had come through pretty close to where we were camping and I still think it lucky we didn't get hit by that twister.
That original post is at the link here below~
Tornado & Storm Damage to Forest~ photos
Well, a couple of weeks ago I was back up there in the Coconino National forest keeping a friend company on his Elk hunt and took a few more pictures of the damage along forest road #141 on our way towards "Jones Crossing" and ultimately to Clint's Well for additional camp supplies... and of course the world famous chicken fried steak dinner at the small Cafe' there, LOL. After freezing our rears off for several days, it was time for a warm spot and a good meal... ;-)
These shots are from further up the road than I went last trip, and the damage goes on for a couple miles I'd say easy, at least that you can see along the road. I'm still amazed at what happened to the trees, how you can see the path of the tornado through the forest, and thought I would go ahead and post these additional pictures as a follow up to that post. I really need a wide angle lens to get the same feeling as being there, but oh well...
I think one of the things that amazed me most driving along the road was how many of the trees were chopped or broken off so far above ground level. If you notice in the photos above it like a giant lawn mower went along pushed by Paul Bunyan or something, LOL. I imagined that perhaps uprooted trees were spun around in the tornado smashing into others and chopping them off? Anyway, struck me as weird...
This is my friend Cosmo next to a snapped off tree for some scale. It was across the road, but has been cut as you can see during the clean-up. The area did make for some easy firewood collection though, ha! Yes, it was cold too....
A few more pictures are below in the photo bar if interested. I know how exciting it is to look at a bunch of broken trees... boring huh, LOL.