Backpacking and Tornadoes
Bill Lawrence (bill.lawrence@ANSYS.COM)
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 14:07:59 -0400
To all our backcountry experts,
We recently had thunder storms which generated tornadoes in western
Pennsylvania, and that got me to thinking about what to do if one is
backpacking and something like this happens. Clearly, it's best not to
go at all if you know that severe weather is coming. But for the sake
of argument, let's just say that you're deep in the forest when
something like this occurs. There's hail, 60+ mph winds, driving rain,
etc. and you're surrounded by trees (any of which might decide to
topple). And then there's the possibility of the funnel cloud itself
coming along, which you can't see because of the forest canopy.
Does anyone have any suggestions (aside from praying fervently)?
Advisor, High-Adventure Post 150
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City