Anchorage is now preparing for the possibility of a volcanic eruption busting out from Mount Redoubt. Geologists and volcanic seismologists say Mt. Redoubt could erupt "within days" so I'm getting the dust mask respirator and the goggles tomorrow in case of a strong Northeasterly wind happening concurrently to a gigantic eruption. Worse comes to worst, I can drive back up to the cabin with the wolves.
Geologists say this volcano could blow ash 8, EIGHT!, miles straight up. I was planning on heading down to Kenai for a day trip, but I think I'm going to hold off on it until the volcano settles down. This doesn't mean I don't want to go to Kenai right now. On the contrary, it's taking a lot of restraint to not go down there and wait for it but what kind of selfish ass is like, "Hey, I don't live here but could I use some of your space and your supplies during a natural disaster?"
East Flank of Redoubt Volcano. Photo by Game McGimsey
Alaska Volcano Observatory / Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.
- what a name, "Game McGimsey"