Looking for spine chilling ways to amuse your family during this time of social distancing? My article, “Grizzly Ghosts: Tales of the Hoodoos” was published in the April 2020 edition of IDAHO Magazine. The article covers ghost stories new and old that have been passed around campfires by decades of scouts attending Camp Grizzly as well as some mysterious happenings that occurred elsewhere in the Hoodoos. Continue reading
My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1900 to 1942” appears in the December 2019 edition of the Latah Legacy.
Did you know that before Camp Grizzly was a Boy Scout camp it was used by the Camp Fire Girls?
And before that it was the site of a mining camp?
And, despite the rumors you may have heard, it was not a logging camp? Even though the property was owned by Potlatch Lumber Company for many years, managers William Deary and Allison Laird refused to log the property owing to its natural beauty.
My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1859 to 1907” appears in the December 2018 edition of the Latah Legacy. The article focuses on the Hoodoo Mining District and discusses how Camp Grizzly got it’s name. Anyone wanting a hard copy of this issue can pick up a copy from the Latah County Historical Society.Continue reading
My story, The Ravages of March: A Far-Flung Family Struck by Floods, appears in the May 2017 issue of Idaho Magazine. This story covers flooding that occurred near Potlatch, Idaho, as well as flooding that affected Bonner and Boundary Counties. Copies of the magazine are usually available from BookPeople of Moscow and if they sell out, you can always buy a copy directly from Idaho Magazine.
I was available to photograph the Palouse River as it crested this morning at just over 17 feet. The pictures are below.
Rock Creek Road
Flannigan Creek Road
Potlatch Flood Station
Twitter Post from yesterday.
Palouse River Flood Watch
Alley off Main Street
House Surrounded by Floodwaters
Palouse City Park
Gazebo at the Park
Rock Creek RoadThe bridge on Rock Creek Road was damaged during ice flows in February 2017, compromising it's structural integrity. The county to close the road,out of safety concerns. Because of high water levels and excessive stream flows, they have been unable to repair the bridge. Motorist were encouraged to use the Flannigan Creek Road detour. 3/18/17
Flannigan Creek RoadFloodwater covers Flannigan Creek Road, so the detour is impassable, cutting off residents who live on the other side of the river. 3/18/17
Going HomeOne motorist, desperate to get home, braves the floodwaters on Flannigan Creek Road, near Potlatch, Idaho. 3/18/17
Tree FarmAt the tree farm near Potlatch, Idaho, all that is visible is the tops of the trees. 3/18/17
OuthouseAn outhouse sits in a pool of water at the tree farm near Potlatch, Idaho. 3/18/17
Horse PasturesHorse Pastures along Highway 95 near Potlatch, Idaho are underwater. 3/18/17
Palouse RiverThe Palouse River jumped its banks covering wheat fields and pastures along Highway 95 near Potlatch, Idaho. 3/18/17
RapidsRapids on the Palouse River are a rare sight. 3/18/17
Wheat FieldDucks swim in the puddles left behind in the wheat fields on Trestle Road near Viola, Idaho. 3/18/17
Land SlideOverly saturated ground gives way, causing landslides in the wheat fields on Trestle Roads, near Viola, Idaho. 3/18/2017
Potlatch Flood StationThis shows a picture of horse pastures along Highway 95 near Potlatch, ID. At shortly after 8 AM this morning the water was less than a foot from covering the railroad tracks and only 2 feet from crossing Highway 8 near the county shop. 3/16/17
Twitter Post from yesterday.Lion's Park in the City of Palouse, WA. 3/15/17
Palouse River Flood WatchHere is the Hydrology information from when I was in Palouse this morning. You can track the hydrology information for yourself here: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=OTX&gage=PLOI1 .
Alley off Main StreetThanks to a blown gasket I had to stop in at Bagott Motors, Inc. in downtown Palouse, WA this morning. The mechanics were kind enough to take me in back so that I could get a look at the water in the alley. The stick on the light pole shows that the water is just over 3 feet deep in the alley. www.bagottmotors.com 3/16/17
House Surrounded by FloodwatersThis house, surrounded by floodwater, is on Main Street in Palouse, WA. A rise of 6 more inches would have water running down main street. 3/16/17
Child's SwingA child's swing sweeps back and forth across a flooded backyard in the City of Palouse, WA. 3/16/17
Lion's ParkThe road is closed in Lion's Park and all the picnic tables are under water. 3/15/17
Palouse City ParkFloodwaters have reached the picnic shelters in the Palouse City Park in Palouse, WA. 3/16/17
Gazebo at the ParkFloodwaters fill the park making the gazebo unusable in the City of Palouse, WA. 3/16/17
Grocery StoreWater reached the loading bay of the grocery store in Palouse, WA. 3/16/17