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For those of you that wonder why Seattle shuts down when it snows:

This is the hill that was too steep and slick to climb in the jeep.



In case you are wondering, I could not get *all* of the block we were on into the photo because I was afraid I would fall down the hill if I moved far enough forward to be able to see it. This is Queen Anne, the north side.

Seattle is made of hills. at least half of them are fairly steep. Great for sledding, on a sled or in a car or just trying to walk...

Date: 2007-01-19 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girljim.livejournal.com
You forgot to mention the inch of ice that's lurking under that innocent looking snow.

:)

Date: 2007-01-19 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
Good point. While there are a number of folks who are from places like New York and Boston that read this, there are also a few from places like Florida and Texas where they don't necessarily *know* that is what happens with snow.

:)
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Date: 2007-01-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
Heights bother you, sugar? Or just thinking about driving down it in the snow?
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Date: 2007-01-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yeah, that's the part that scared us too. It's not very easy to see but across that first road is not more road, but a guardrail and a drop off before it becomes more road again.
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Date: 2007-01-19 05:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-01-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arachane.livejournal.com
Errr....this is the hill that the jeep had just clawed its way up. Did you get a shot of the obstacle course set up above this?
I at least want partial credit for getting this far. ;)

Date: 2007-01-19 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yeah, I just haven't cleaned it up yet.

and while the jeep went UP this hill, it could not get back DOWN it. Even with your amazingly super-human driving skills.

Date: 2007-01-19 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violet-rain.livejournal.com
that's a beautiful shot!

Date: 2007-01-19 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
thanks. I have been wanting to get a good shot showing the *hills* around here, but it is really hard to get the right perspective. It was the only good part about getting stuck there. ;)

Date: 2007-01-19 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwywnnydd.livejournal.com
Heh. I grew up (among other places) on the West Side of Queen Anne. It's much the same (all access to my street was typically closed when it snowed. Grownups who *had* to go to work parked their cars at the bottom of the hill in the evening, if snow was called for during the night).

Date: 2007-01-19 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
I remember that. This was just down the hill one block and around the corner from Chris' parent's place. :)

Date: 2007-01-19 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwywnnydd.livejournal.com
So, 1 mile and 1 block from my former house :).

Date: 2007-01-19 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yup. :)

Date: 2007-01-19 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justmedeb.livejournal.com
Yep, we got hit pretty hard in Portland too. Did you see our 15 car pile up on all the news channels. Most popular video LOL. Crazy people platying bumper cars. And the 4 wheel drives thought their brakes were better than everyone else's...NOT as seen on live video. LOL. The best and last was when a patrol car went to assist and close down the street finally and slid into the mess and a couple of cars as well. Haha. But raining now and going, going gone. Whew!!!
Have a good friend in Spokane, her car is totaled. Snow and cars just don't work well especially with that layered of ice. Kinda like bowling out ther only with cars and man people watch out as you could so be pins as pedestrians. :)
Stay warm, Deb

Date: 2007-01-19 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yeah, it is almost entirely gone here too. good riddance, I say.

Date: 2007-01-19 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justmedeb.livejournal.com
You said a mouthful. I drove my daughter to school today singing "It's raining it's pouring, Snow and ice are going" Yahoo!!!!

Date: 2007-01-19 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hannahsarah.livejournal.com
Until today the street in front of my house had been completely impassible for cars. All last week people have been sledding down my block. The sledders would drive up to the top of the street and park by our driveway, and then *whoooooosh*! Kind of amusing to watch from the front window.

Date: 2007-01-20 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smu.livejournal.com
My god, that's horrible. I'm glad you're staying inside! I love snow as much as the next, but that is really a dangerous looking hill. Wow.

Reminds me of the 110 steps that go from my dorm at school to where the classes are. When they ice over, it's impossible to get to class. I've seen people fall down nearly forty steps! Those are days I stay inside and pretend to be "sick".

I hope the weather gets better there! Personally, I'd kill for some snow...

Date: 2007-01-20 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
it finally warmed up enough to rain so the snow is gone now. I am glad that this is not the hill *I* live on. My hill is about as high, but no where near as steep. It about halfway between the hill I was on when I took this shot, and the one you can see all of in the picture. So not as horrible as this road, but bad enough that I stay home when the roads turn to ice.

What's that stuff?

Date: 2007-03-13 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abnfojo.livejournal.com
Wow...looks like a chemical plant blew up or something. What is all that white stuff, anyway? Is it a caustic?

Gee, can ya tell I don't live near y'all?
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Date: 2007-05-16 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
depends on how much air you caught really. Too much air and you would be free falling. No air and you would be slowed down a LOT by the trees that are hidden by the street a block down.

What is difficult to discern in this photo is that the street you can see going forward to the horizon line is actually going up *another* hill.

oh, the part of the road that has bits of blue on either side of it is a bridge, so if you were *really* unlucking you would fall into the ship canal. ;)

*boing* *boing* *smash* *splash**glub*
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Date: 2007-05-16 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
GAH. noooooo this would be a DREADFUL sledding hill. Terribly dangerous. EEK!

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