The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, June 27, 2008

SUMMER STORM

Adverse weather can hit in the wilderness at any time of the year. A few years ago we encountered a snow storm on our way to the summit of Mount Townsend on Fourth of July weekend. People who we met on the trail coming down from the summit described "blizzard conditions" on top. One veteran backpacker told me that he'll hike in rain or snow, but he won't hike in a windstorm. So it was with Mrs. Trowbridge and Woodrow one summer night...

3 comments:

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very nice...

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Saturday night our sky was lighting up like a strobe-light, thrilling and scarey at the same time. When you do your cartoon maps do you actually visit the local?

Ginger*:)* said...

Yep, we had strobe light lightning as well, several nights in a row. The rain comes down like a waterfall and the sound of it almost drowns out the thunder....almost.