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Thunder Egg Trip 2016

posted Oct 12, 2016, 10:29 PM by Glenn Zisa   [ updated Jul 15, 2021, 1:02 AM ]

This year, we went to our thunder egg spot here in Alaska. We rode 4-wheelers about 30 miles up rivers then hiked up 5 miles to our spot in no man’s land. On the way back it started thunder storming near camp, but just a slight rain on us so we decided to head out early. On the way back riding the 4 wheelers it became apparent that there had been a micro-burst thunderstorm creating a huge mudslide. The mud and rock, created a wall over 3 feet high and 30 feet wide at the beginning. It was like rock soup containing stones as larger than basket balls from what we seen. Eventually, low on fuel, we were able to make it back to base camp, a few hours later after carefully navigating around the slide and battling the new terrain the storms had made.

Here is a video showing a little bit of what the area looks like followed by some cut thunder-egg photos.

YouTube Video