Crazy tsunami season, huh? A friend and I drove to Frazier Park up Lockwood Valley Road this morning (Sunday) and according to a ranger we spoke with they got slammed with hail, t-storms and flash flooding Saturday night. We ran into nearly 1/2 dozen areas of the road that were covered with mud slides, large boulders and tree stumps in the roadway.
We also stopped and talked to a couple riders who were just up for the day and they said trails between Halfmoon, Sunset and Goldhill Campgrounds were impassible, couldn't even locate the trail due to being washed out. Also spoke to some riders camping at Chuchupate and they said it looked like a war zone up top with downed trees and flooding in the area.
Right now my same friend is driving to Phoenix and as he called it "passing through the belly of the beast" near Palm Springs. Pitch black skies in the middle of the afternoon, massive lightning strikes, and downpours. In looking at the weather map it looks like I10 is gonna stay like that for a few more hours. I guess mother nature is gonna give us a ride of her own.