It has been predicted by our oh so accurate weatherman, that the mountains this weekend are in for a helatious storm, consisting of thunder, lightning and most welcome rain.
Now, TL &R over the desert is a sight to see. It's different when the sky is unobstructed by those pesky trees and such. The sky lights
up in various colors, not just a white flash, and the lightening seem to span the horizon. At home, the sky lights
up, but because of the massive trees in my yard, you never actually see the bolt itself. ... so...
I am down at a San Bernardino Co. Campground near my house. Mojave River Forks
, as a campground in the summer is a horid place. It was 114 the last time I was here.. ugh! Today tho, it is chilly .. hoody weather for sure, and my solar
panels would be dead weight
if I had them out.
It is right at the edge, where Chaparral meets Pines.. what the Californians (And no one else) call Timberline. Every else uses timberline as where the trees END.. by, I digress... anyway...
It's sort of a 1/2 way point between the Mojave desert and the Pines of the mountains plateau, and from my full hook up spot, for 20 whole bucks, if I look behind me, I can see the Mojave rim, in front and to my left, the San Bernardinos, and to my right, the San Gabriels. And really, nothing else. This is out in the middle of nowhere.
The sky is wide open here, and it's a perfect place for a quick trip to watch the weather. With full hook ups, I am warm and cozy, not to mention well lit (And I haven't any beer!)
So far, from my front row seat, I have only seen the rolling cloud
formations (360 degrees worth!) and we have gotten big drizzle, but nothing else. It's the precursor to electrical
storm tho. This is on the Cajon Pass and back aways, so the wind has been steady, but not pounding.. just a little over what I am comfortable pulling my awning
And no, my camera, as usual, is at home...
This would actually be a good spot for a Winter Warm up sometime.. time to start rally