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#1 DavidGraves

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 12:34 AM

Travel Safe!:

 

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#2 RONR

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 12:59 AM

The wife and I were thinking heading up up north this summer but this nightmare situation has us thinking otherwise. This combined with Sasquatch sightings and willow goldfinch attacks suggests Mexico is a safer alternative. Thanks for the tip. ;)

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#3 AWG_Pics

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 03:34 AM

I have been in that area blinded by dust storms, splattered by mud storms (rain falling through the dust storms) and ice storms, but have never encountered a swarm of tumbleweeds blocking the road. Will Durant said: "Civilization exists by nature's consent, subject to change without notice."


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#4 craig333

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:28 AM

Well thats a new one to me, though I have of monster tumbleweeds, just not fleets of them!


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#5 Advmoto18

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 01:58 PM

That would be a new experience for me!   

 

Trapped by giant tumbleweed!  


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#6 clikrf8

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:30 AM

We drove a gravel road down into Prosser, Washington and encountered rogue tumbleweeds last October. I was so  bewildered that I failed to take photos. It was a winding steep gravel road where the tumbleweeds rolled down the steep hills. 


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#7 AWG_Pics

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:50 AM

We drove a gravel road down into Prosser, Washington and encountered rogue tumbleweeds last October. I was so  bewildered that I failed to take photos. It was a winding steep gravel road where the tumbleweeds rolled down the steep hills. 

Were you coming down off the Horse Heaven Hills? You may have passed through Bickleton, the Bluebird capitol of the world -- or so they say.


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#8 1980Keystone

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:58 PM

Sounds like one of the hapless events that perpetually befall Wile E. Coyote.


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#9 Kolockum

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:36 AM

I would run over tumbleweeds left and right when I was commuting along HWY 97 between Ellensburg and Yakima. I wouldn't try that with a wall of tumbleweeds.


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:10 PM

Sounds like one of the hapless events that perpetually befall Wile E. Coyote.

Reminds me of that beginning part of that great old classic "Them (the giant radio active ants)"-ya know where they come upon that wrecked trailer out in the desert and the bent 30-30 rifle with all those tumble weeds blowing around and that weird music.  Hey RONR-better not go to Mexico by way of Death Valley and the California Desert-never know, maybe they didn't kill  all those ants and some are just waiting for someone to park their camper next to one of their giant ant hills :ph34r:!

 

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