Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | May 4, 2014

Wind Storm! Want your cabin checked?


Julian reported winds of 101 MPH and from the reports coming my way, I’m guessing that Palomar had had a few days with the wind speed right up there too! We were off the mountain most of the week and returned yesterday afternoon – lots of leaves everywhere, and a few branches down.  But, we were the lucky ones! I checked on my listings, and cabins I could see while making the rounds real quick with a couple appointments.  It was strong enough to blow the newly remodeled, absolutely cute-as-can be cabin above, right off the foundation, take off with the solar system, and twist huge oaks, and a big cedar, right off their roots.

Our Fire Department and County Road Crew were sure busy this week helping open up Canfield, State Park, and Bailey’s from trees that came down in the storm.   SDG&E fixed the power outages right away from what I’ve heard.  AT&T was out and about until late today and I don’t know if they have everyone back running again or not.

023 Many thanks to several full-timers reporting damage they have found at weekend cabins!  It was very sad to drive up and see this vintage cabin with the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom area ‘remodeled’ by that black oak.

 There is soon-to-be firewood on the ground blocking some driveways.   Saw quite a bit of a roof on the ground, fencing challenged, patio furniture upside down, and in some areas, lots of trees and branches down.  Most cabins, thankfully, just have a lot of leaves and small branches to pick up on your next ‘stick patrol’.

If you would like your cabin checked, just let me know.  I’m glad to pop by and get back to you.



  1. The Gillinghams would love a check too! 🙂

    • Your cabin is totally fine – just waiting for your next visit. You might want to bring the weed eater! 😉

  2. Hi Bonnie – If you could swing by and check our place,that would be appreciated. We already had a corner of the roll roofing looseon the left side (as you look at it from the front) – and we planned to re-patch it soon. Guess we will be re-patching it even sooner than we thought. We’ve been quite busy and expect to be up therenext saturday morning to stay overnight and to turn on the water (we’re guessing it won’t be freezingagain till Fall). If you are passing by – we’ll have some cookies to share. love – Carol & Joe

    Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 05:42:31 +0000 To:

    • Just that pesky roof work waiting for you. Glad you already had all that tree work done! Hooray for you!

  3. Hi, Bonnie this is Mark Chalmers, I am the guy with a cabin to the east of the red cabin with the flat roof that’s to the S/E of the lodge. I am in Mexico until the 24th of this month if you get to my end of the woods please look to se if I have any wind damage at least I can notify my insurance company from here and start a claim. You can only reach me by E-mail. Thanks.

    • Checked your cabin and it is just as happy as can be. 🙂

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