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Rezarf
09-12-2013, 09:29 AM
I love rain...

...I'd ont like it when people or property are effected and my prayers are with those who are being effected by all this.

But man, I LOVE rain!

Campus is closed, some of our students are experiencing flooding, a road washed out by Off Campus cafe in Lafayette. Crazy, and the rain is still coming.

I fully expect to see animals show up 2 by 2 any moment now.

Drew

Jacket
09-12-2013, 09:40 AM
We had 4" of rain overnight at our house, and in Boulder it was closer to 7-8" of water. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. Imagine if it was 2 months from now and this was snow....

This was the park by my house last night at 10:00 (apologies for the poor quality) - note the park bench in the background. The water was 2.5 - 3' deep and covered 3-4 soccer fields.

Rezarf
09-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Jacket, you guys okay? Are you flooding in your home?

I wonder how Robbie is doing? Lots of rock slides and soil moving around.

baja1d
09-12-2013, 11:58 AM
This is AWESOME! Getting paid overtime, driving/wheeling a Chief's suburban, picking people off cars in A-town... Yeeeha. Stay safe everyone, it's nasty out there!

Inukshuk
09-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Cherry Creek at 14th and Larimer at 9:30 AM 9//12/13. There is usually a bike path on both sides and a 3 inch deep stream about 15 feet wide.

Can we as a club be helping any in this mess?

J Kimmel
09-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Wow :eek:

Fishy
09-12-2013, 12:29 PM
Non-stop rain SE of town as well. Most of the drainage is overwhelmed here though and starting to flood back.

Does anyone need anything? Those of us that are dry can and will help with whatever you need.

Or.... mud run? Barbour Fork would be a HOOT is this!

Romer
09-12-2013, 01:01 PM
Daniel, thanks for the pictures. Looks like the designed it well for the rising river, as long as it does not rise anymore

I remember in the mid 60's when I was a kid the city flooded big time and that is why they built Chatfield

subzali
09-12-2013, 01:21 PM
We had to do a study of 50 and 100 year flood levels in Golden when I was in school there, let's just say it's good they built new bridges a few years ago!

I would imagine Gene King would be the best contact if any 4x4 help were needed...

wesintl
09-12-2013, 01:23 PM
http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/tag/rivers-2/

Jenny Cruiser
09-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Just saw a video of flooded downtown Estes.

Jacket
09-12-2013, 01:59 PM
Sounds like Lefthand is raging over its banks and across the road in places. Has anyone heard a rumor that Barker Dam was damaged/broken?

subzali
09-12-2013, 02:07 PM
Cherry Creek at 14th and Larimer at 9:30 AM 9//12/13. There is usually a bike path on both sides and a 3 inch deep stream about 15 feet wide.

Can we as a club be helping any in this mess?

Daniel, you'll have to go back down there when levels return to normal and post other pics for those of us that don't get down there often...

rover67
09-12-2013, 02:30 PM
fourmile/sugarloaf/boulder canyon are all blocked by rock slides and washouts. Boulder has been kinda nuts here today. People beign dumb and getting in boulder creek, tubing in dumb spots, driving in dumb places. so far our house is good, the creek has not overflowed which is nuts. It got within a foot of overflowing (15' up from normal) and the blue notch hot tub pump is workign overtime to keep water down around the garage. The mountain canyons are really in bad shape though. If anybody up there needs help let us know I can run up and pump/sand bag/ dig.

Abe, Robbie, how are yall? Drew (eggesledder) who lives at sugarloaf came down this morning but is stuck due to washouts.

CardinalFJ60
09-12-2013, 02:43 PM
texted a little while ago with Robbie: "Stuck at home, road is washed out real bad" . Sounds like he's fine.

Inukshuk
09-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Robbie reports being fine but road washed out. Somewhere along Sunshine canyon.

I have seen Cherry Creek far higher in summer deluges so we can feel good about that storm channel. Though I did just get a post by Denver about an evacuation area.

I will get "after" pictures when the water drops

Inukshuk
09-12-2013, 02:49 PM
blue notch hot tub pump is workign overtime to keep water down around the garage.

Drop in that heater!

smslavin
09-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Cherry Creek at 14th and Larimer at 9:30 AM 9//12/13. There is usually a bike path on both sides and a 3 inch deep stream about 15 feet wide.

:eek:

guess i won't be sneaking in a ride down there tomorrow evening while i wait for the girls in ballet. that's gotta be close to 10' deep. crazy.

Inukshuk
09-12-2013, 04:05 PM
:eek:

guess i won't be sneaking in a ride down there tomorrow evening while i wait for the girls in ballet. that's gotta be close to 10' deep. crazy.

It really varies. Parts of the path are still dry, others 3-5' I'd say, and fast moving.

nakman
09-12-2013, 04:40 PM
Got sent home early, everyone freaking about about closures. Raining like mad down at I-70 & Peoria.. not even raining here at 120th in Broomfield, just came in from playing b-ball in the street outside. Yet only a couple miles north Dillon/144th washed out. :confused:

euroford
09-12-2013, 04:44 PM
our friend Lizzy's footage from lyons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPrA6S4prjI&feature=youtu.be

Rezarf
09-12-2013, 05:46 PM
our friend Lizzy's footage from lyons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPrA6S4prjI&feature=youtu.be

Wow, with more rain expected... stay safe everyone.

RedCreeper
09-12-2013, 05:51 PM
Lynnette left for work this am and made lefts till she ended back home. Roads closed all around us up here.

smslavin
09-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Got sent home early, everyone freaking about about closures. Raining like mad down at I-70 & Peoria.. not even raining here at 120th in Broomfield, just came in from playing b-ball in the street outside. Yet only a couple miles north Dillon/144th washed out. :confused:

didn't realize we were neighbors. our backyard is a little swampy which the dogs are unfortunately finding a hoot...

Woodsman
09-12-2013, 06:31 PM
Stay safe my Colorado counterparts. We had 8" of rain within three hours a few years ago and I remember that well. It was so amazing even in relatively flat lands. I got zero work done that day. Is this deluge having any effect on the Glenwood Canyon area ?

Jacket
09-12-2013, 07:59 PM
I just made my way through Boulder and it's nasty and still pouring rain. S Boulder Road, Baseline and Arapahoe are all flooded and closed around Foothills. Abandoned cars all over the place. Rivers and lakes flowing where it's normally just fields and ditches. I watched a taxi get tugged out after getting washed out under a railroad bridge. He started the car and proceeded to drive off with big white puffs of smoke coming from the exhaust. Definitely took in some water....

:(

Inukshuk
09-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Wow. I spent two hours driving around looking for flooding to photo with Dmitry in Commerce City, Stapleton and Aurora. Sand Creek clearly had been huge but was receded. Not much else. Hardly rained the whole time. No rain in North Denver now.

FJCDan
09-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Raining money for me, I hae done 5 floods since yesterday, and i allready for have 3 more for Friday including one that is 1500 s.f. basement completely soaked. Going to be a long day tommorrow. Stay safe out there everyone.

OilHammer
09-12-2013, 11:18 PM
I drove from Denver up to Boulder this morning to check on my job site. Arapahoe and Foothills was within 18" of hitting the bridge and rising. Boulder creek was sounding alarms for flash flood....and my 100 yr retention pond had maybe 2" in it. LOL. Thank you city of boulder for requiring that I expand that next year, even though it didn't hit a tenth of it's capacity today. Drive home after noon was more sketchy. 93 was overrun in a few places, though it was drivable in an exploder easy enough. I could see where bridge damage was going to happen in a few spots....gonna be a long night.

Woodsman
09-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Kayakers be kayaking the big waves of Boulder !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkoVHzo1Jcs

coax
09-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Well looks like I'm not making it back up to Estes any time soon. 34 closed. 36 closed. clear creek closed so no getting by the rock slide that closed i70. Peak 2 peak also closed in a few places for rock slides near allenspark. *sigh* Hope everyone is safe!

Caribou Sandstorm
09-13-2013, 09:24 AM
If the pattern is still pushing from the south, you north siders are gonna get more. Pretty consistent rain here in Denver this morning and feels really socked in.

MDH33
09-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Took an hour long detour around closure on 74 in evergreen only to get trapped on i70. Help! I've been stuck for 3 hours with a cranky 3 year old!

baja1d
09-13-2013, 10:04 AM
I'm becoming a cranky 37 year old... This 72 hour shift is getting long. Let the water rescues continue!!!

coax
09-13-2013, 10:13 AM
http://kdvr.com/2013/09/12/raw-video-flooding-in-estes-park/ (not my video but pretty crazy!)

60wag
09-13-2013, 10:43 AM
Some pix from Boulder:

1 Looking north in Eben Fine Park. The bike path is under the mud.
2 A house with a drainage problem
3 A car that should have stayed off this road
4 A shed that is blocking the road. Yes, it got pushed onto the road.
5 This is the library parking next to the creek
6 A badass Mog that I wish I got a better pic of

OilHammer
09-13-2013, 10:52 AM
That mog could drive right into Estes I bet. Holy smokes that's big. Now THAT would be a fun daily driver. I bet people would quit cutting me off if I were in that. Heh...

60wag
09-13-2013, 11:05 AM
I'm surprised that the flow gage actually goes this high:

Jacket
09-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Kayakers be kayaking the big waves of Boulder !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkoVHzo1Jcs

Which is now apparently illegal since the area has been declared a disaster relief zone. That dude is nuts...

Thanks for the pics Bruce. How's your house/basement holding up?

Nemo
09-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Couch offroad is the Unimog. I know them very well. Have been rescuing people in Boulder "Longmont to be specific" the last 2 days. Give them the Mud salute if you see them again.... ;)

MDH33
09-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Those are some crazy images Bruce. :eek:

RedCreeper
09-13-2013, 01:34 PM
St. Vrain river 2 miles north of us is RAGING. Never seen is this wide or big. This is crazy. Went over a bridge yesterday on 25 and now its almost under. Be safe everyone.

FJCDan
09-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Man these floods are killing me, I have 15 floods to do I am only on#7, 8 more to go,looks like it is going to be a long weekend sucking water. Now my biggest problem is I have run out of drying equipment, and none to be found to rent anywhere.:D:D

Inukshuk
09-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Couch offroad is the Unimog. I know them very well. Have been rescuing people in Boulder "Longmont to be specific" the last 2 days. Give them the Mud salute if you see them again.... ;)

They are great people. How come we didn't get called out to assist?

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 06:31 AM
guess i won't be sneaking in a ride down there tomorrow evening
Getting word that several Jeffco parks are heavily damaged. Apex for example I understand the lower section is completely gone.

We attempted to ride Silverton to Moab, started Tuesday from Silverton and got rained out. We punted and detoured to Durango after one night. Took us 12 hours to get from Silverton via Little Molas Lake TH over Rolling Pass route on the CT to the first hut. That's normally maybe half that for a 30ish mile singletrack route and the standard route up from Purgatory is 4 hours. Rained the whole time, lots of mud, a mechanical thrown in. It rained all night on and off and was a deluge to start day 2.

Coming home Friday was an adventure. Got into Denver fine, there was a rock slide that closed I-70 westbound at Beaver Brook and the Twin Tunnel road work made for a traffic jam. But things were moving alright eastbound. Got on I-25 north and made it to CO7 and they closed the highway. So we jumped over to Weld Cty 13 and got as far as CO119 before we hit the St Vrain running over it. Got back on I-25, that bridge is higher and was not topped. Got another few miles until we hit another closure, this time clogged solid with cars and trucks. We were diverted off at exit 252. The only road open across Big T was/is Wilson and that is half torn up from Xcel's gas line replacement. One lane in each direction. So we took 48 to 7 and over Larimer Cty 14 through Campion to weave over to Wilson.

St Vrain by I-25 had to be 1/4 mile wide and Big Thompson in Loveland looked like a river back in Missouri. Lots of water.

Kirsten thinks that a couple of her bridges up on US34 up the canyon are probably wiped out. It may be months or years before US34 is fully restored between Loveland and Drake & Estes Park.

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 06:50 AM
US34 along the Narrows.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1237064_503206203101227_1386316675_n.jpg

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 06:51 AM
Big Thompson just west of Loveland between Sylvan Dale Ranch (on left) and the Dam Store (mid-center).

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1237098_503204753101372_930396384_n.jpg

Near the Dam Store.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1239950_502784869810027_691137804_n.jpg

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 06:53 AM
The entrance to the Big Thompson canyon.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1208845_503204246434756_1867959739_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562755_503204529768061_1176464553_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1176182_502784406476740_1567542921_n.jpg

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 06:56 AM
Big Thompson at the power station.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1187064_502811329807381_1526186726_n.jpg

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 07:00 AM
Drake, CO

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1185140_503206796434501_1760896103_n.jpg

CDOT shops near Drake.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1236727_503206909767823_1202208178_n.jpg

The fish hatchery near Drake.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1174748_503208189767695_419758041_n.jpg

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Larimer Cty 27 not far from Masonville. There is a bridge that is washed out, which ruins a nice road bike route.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1185893_503208579767656_2034813544_n.jpg

Inukshuk
09-14-2013, 09:14 AM
Daniel, you'll have to go back down there when levels return to normal and post other pics for those of us that don't get down there often...

Its embarrassing to show this as flooding after what we see up north. For any normal day, photo 2 is still high.

Inukshuk
09-14-2013, 09:15 AM
[QUOTE=DaveInDenver;239134]US34 along the Narrows.

Dave - Where did you get these photos?

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 09:30 AM
The aerial photos were taken by Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith.

Some videos from stormchasingvideo.com

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84cruzer
09-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Some pix from Boulder:

1 Looking north in Eben Fine Park. The bike path is under the mud.
2 A house with a drainage problem
3 A car that should have stayed off this road
4 A shed that is blocking the road. Yes, it got pushed onto the road.
5 This is the library parking next to the creek
6 A badass Mog that I wish I got a better pic of

That's Jason Couch's Mog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn0jVgB5x_s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAeM86iFQTE&feature=c4-overview&list=UUEkC56a9ZFi5SHdEXxe5rdg

Romer
09-14-2013, 04:34 PM
big change in weather down south, from nice and sunny with no wind to big storm.

A house in my neighborhood was a weather setup and posts results on the internet

rainfall rate peaked at 6.55 in/hr, now 2.65 in/hr with wind gusts to 37 MPH

Periodic hail as well

also dropped 25 deg F in less than an hour

DaveInDenver
09-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Taft and 1st are open again in Loveland and all of I-25 is open. Red Feather is under flash flood warning again. Overhead, the National Guard has been running Chinooks all day evacuating people, 1,200 people from Pinewood Springs alone and another 125 from Big Elk Meadow.

Inukshuk
09-15-2013, 09:09 AM
This is the road to Robbie's house. I have other friends there and I used to live there. The other road he mentions is the side road to Robbie. We can fill and drive that! (Disclaimer: of course there are drop offs on the side of these these mtn roads)

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DaveInDenver
09-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Latest word is they are warning people that evacuation from Drake and Glenhaven will be long term, 3 months or more. So some people are choosing to stay with their houses and tough it out knowing that they might not have access in or out for a while.

subzali
09-15-2013, 09:00 PM
Stay safe my Colorado counterparts. We had 8" of rain within three hours a few years ago and I remember that well. It was so amazing even in relatively flat lands. I got zero work done that day. Is this deluge having any effect on the Glenwood Canyon area ?

No, not much. The Colorado is a little muddy but it's not running awfully high. These storms are mostly hitting the front range

SteveH
09-15-2013, 10:53 PM
The town of Glen Haven, where our family has had a cabin since 1941, got really hammered. At least 50% of the town's buildings are gone. Very sad. I saw the flood of '76 as a child, and the town survived that flood a lot better. Glen Haven forms a triangle with Drake and Estes Park along Highway 34.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stghpQxrbUQ

Inukshuk
09-15-2013, 11:38 PM
I made an album, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201277537913225.1073741834.1015491301&type=1&l=9d3e26e8cb, and here are a few. We did not drive though any of the water on the roads, as tempting as it was.

4runner
09-16-2013, 02:30 AM
Best of luck guys.


So did that Landcruiser drive though that flooded road or did they back up to it to make it look like they drove though it?

smslavin
09-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Getting word that several Jeffco parks are heavily damaged. Apex for example I understand the lower section is completely gone.

everything in boulder county is closed, osmp trails as well as county. i don't think there's going to be anything rideable around here for quite awhile.

here's a few photos from along the trail in the canyon. 4 mile down to town.

https://picasaweb.google.com/Iowegian72/BoulderCanyonFloodDamage?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMHzneX0hp2yhQE&feat=directlink

a bit of a lateral, but i'd like to hear about your hut trip. i've wanted to try and do that sometime.

Inukshuk
09-16-2013, 08:37 AM
We did not drive though any of the water on the roads, as tempting as it was.

So did that Landcruiser drive though that flooded road or did they back up to it to make it look like they drove though it?

I drove down to the water edge and then turned around.

DaveInDenver
09-16-2013, 01:19 PM
Email I received from our patrol liaison at the USFS.

Hello again folks!

Here’s the latest update. I have included below a message from our Forest Supervisor Glenn Casamassa on the status of things on the forest. I will also attach a couple of photographs of what I am receiving in so you can see for yourself some of the devastation (one of the Stove Prairie/CO 14 junction and one of Young Gulch going under CO 14 bridge).

ALL patrol and work activities are suspended. There is nothing more important than your safety!!! Without it you cannot do the wonderful work that you do for our National Forests.

As for the trails I can only guess right now that many will be closed for an extended period of time. I feel hopeful that once we can get in and see what is going on we can plan on some early 2014 projects to get started on some of the repairs. Some like Young Gulch and North Fork may be closed longer for need of more major work. As I find out more I will let you all know. I do expect that parts of the district will open up as we get things to dry out. How much or where I am not real sure. Many of the access roads to the district are completely blown out or have major structural failures.

Thanks and stay safe!

PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Folks: I wanted to update you on the status of our response to the flooding after the past weekend events. We now expect significant damage to infrastructure and resources on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts. We also have concerns about heavy rains and flooding in Clear Creek and Pawnee National Grassland and potential impacts.

Fortunately all of our employees are still safe and accounted for. We know at least four employees have been evacuated, several have experienced damage to their homes and the employees staying at the AD Site bunkhouse are still on pre-evacuation notice. Arrangements have been made to move bunkhouse employees to more secure locations if needed. We have relocated some assets from the Ad site to Building E in the interim.

Employee and visitor safety remain our top concern as we continue to work through this event. All field going activities are suspended on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts until further notice with very limited exceptions to this direction. Restrictions may be added for areas of the Clear Creek Ranger District and Pawnee National Grassland after we get a size up of how rains and high waters affected these units. Employees on these units need to discuss with their respective district rangers where travel is allowed.

We have issued press releases and posted information to the web (ARP Website) discouraging travel, recreating and other activities on all four of these units until further notice. We have been in contact with our campground concessionaire, camp hosts. Most campgrounds were evacuated over the weekend. Sheriffs have been notified where remaining hosts and campground visitors are located.

The Forest Leadership Team met over the weekend to develop a strategy and charter for a Flood Impact Rapid Assessment Team. The team is organized as a hybrid of an Incident Management and a Burned Area Emergency Response Team and will complete a rapid assessment of damage and risk to facilities, roads and other infrastructure caused by the flooding focused on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Districts. To support our work we are re-assigning the helicopter and its crew back to the Forest to use in the assessment and are holding all remaining ARF resources on unit. We have developed a cost estimate/work plan and have been working with the Region and Washington Office for financial support for the Assessment.

Today, the Forest will issue an area closure across portions of the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Districts to enhance safety for the ongoing FEMA, State, and County emergency actions. The order and map will be posted on the web.

Yesterday, I talked with Vaughn Baker, Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park. All Park employees have been accounted for, although at least one employee’s home was completely lost in the Glen Haven area. Vaughn has a Park Service Type 2 Team on scene. I have been in contact with Mark Faust, IC and we will be coordinating efforts and leveraging resources with the Park where we can.

The two Type 2 Incident Management Teams (IMT) have been working with the counties -Team B (Dallas) is assigned to Boulder County and Team A (Del Grosso) is assigned to Larimer County. An Expanded Dispatch is now set up in the main conference room until further notice to support the incidents.

Corbet
09-16-2013, 02:10 PM
This may have been bought up already but as the clean up process starts, maybe a volunteer club event is in order? I know the guy in Durango who can't participate brings this up....:D

edit: I see something is already in the works: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=20237 wish I could make it.

gr8fulabe
09-16-2013, 02:44 PM
everything in boulder county is closed, osmp trails as well as county. i don't think there's going to be anything rideable around here for quite awhile.

here's a few photos from along the trail in the canyon. 4 mile down to town.

https://picasaweb.google.com/Iowegian72/BoulderCanyonFloodDamage?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMHzneX0hp2yhQE&feat=directlink

a bit of a lateral, but i'd like to hear about your hut trip. i've wanted to try and do that sometime.

Can I share your link with some friends & family? They all want to know what the canyon is like, and those are the first Boulder Canyon specific pics I've seen.
Thanks,
Abe

treerootCO
09-16-2013, 02:57 PM
The washout is Little Bear Creek North of Masonville on the Stove Prairie road. The boulder is mile marker 99 on highway 14. I spoke to the National Guard, one of the Deputies, and the DOT. The narrows in 14 were mostly rock slides. The road washouts were below Poudre Park.

34614

34615

34616

34617

34618

34619

Phrog
09-17-2013, 12:38 PM
Impressive video of Longmont FD on patrol:

https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news/posts/10201137709259651

-Phrog

DanS
09-17-2013, 04:05 PM
Impressive video of Longmont FD on patrol:

https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news/posts/10201137709259651

-Phrog

Oh my!

That is impressive indeed!

DaveInDenver
09-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Apex Open Space trail

smslavin
09-18-2013, 08:49 AM
wow. that's a bit of a mess. here's a pic of the bridge on the 4 mile link trail up at betasso. i'm wondering how far the old car in the trees got moved...

egesledder
09-18-2013, 09:26 AM
wow. that's a bit of a mess. here's a pic of the bridge on the 4 mile link trail up at betasso. i'm wondering how far the old car in the trees got moved...


I was just down there last night, the old car was up out of the water enough that it didn't move an inch. Definitely no sign of the rest of the bridge as far down stream as you can see though...

smslavin
09-18-2013, 02:28 PM
I was just down there last night, the old car was up out of the water enough that it didn't move an inch. Definitely no sign of the rest of the bridge as far down stream as you can see though...

how did you get back there? 4 mile is closed, isn't it?

just came across this photo of what's left of the road into heil ranch...

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/colorado-front-range/832574d1379363649-geer-canyon-road-pastedgraphic-3-copy.jpg

super bummed about that one. it's one of my favorite spots.

Corbet
09-18-2013, 11:04 PM
We got a taste of it this evening down in Durango. I'd guess 3" of rain and about 2" of hail in just over an hour at our house this evening. Reports of landslides in and around town. Few roads closed. Found this picture below of North Main in Durango online tonight. Nothing like what happened up on the front range but definitely the biggest rain storm since I moved down here. http://durangoherald.com/article/20130918/NEWS01/130919507/County-Road-250-to-close-overnight-