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Tsunami -Lost Coast
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obx hiker
(obxcola) - MLife

Locale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Tsunami -Lost Coast on 03/11/2011 07:22:23 MST Print View

Just a thought. It's likely that somebodie's out hiking the Lost Coast. Are they in danger? and anybody have any idea how to contact them?

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Tsunami -Lost Coast on 03/11/2011 07:53:54 MST Print View

If they have filled out a permit the rangers will be at least have an idea of the numbers out there. Which this time of year should be very few if any out there.

John Ladd
(JohnCurranLadd) - F
Lost Coast on 03/12/2011 18:52:38 MST Print View

There was a tsunami warning for Crescent City and points nearby one night when my daughter and I were out on the Lost Coast late May 2008. We didn't know anything about it, but it worried my wife who got on the phone with local sheriff's office who seemed aware of the problem, though she had the impression it wasn't the highest thing on their priority list. I doubt that it was a problem. There is no channel there to funnel the water or increase its speed. If the tsunami height was as reported, and it was low tide, I doubt that backpackers there would particularly have noticed much unless they happened to be right down near the water. Higher wave and a high tide, though, could be an issue.

Link to rough map of our trip

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Lost Coast on 03/12/2011 19:25:39 MST Print View

I looked around on your link, interesting

Some day I need to check that out, but it's an 11 hour drive from Portland so it's a little difficult to justify

If it was raining everywhere up here but sunny there, I might be tempted

If you were going around a head at low tide, then the Tsunami could raise the water level and trap you, but you could probably find somewhere to escape

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Tsunami -Lost Coast on 03/12/2011 19:33:13 MST Print View

Years ago, we were camped at Cape Alava on the Olympic Park beaches and I heard a tsunami report on the radio for the previous day. The campsite is a few feet above tide line, with a hill behind. You could get out of harms way *if* you knew there was a problem. Thankfully, it was an alert and the tsunami didn't come to that area.

I came to realize if there were a real problem, the small number of people out there at any one time would be a write-off. I assume that emergency services would be focused on the towns on the coast.