Saturday, September 14, 2013

After the flood, part two

This is the current view from my front door.  
I much preferred the view I had this morning as Rev and I set out on a short trail ride.
We stayed up on the road and the footing was fine.
However, even from a distance...
it was obvious the river bottom was flooded. 
We followed the trail until we came upon this sign.  I couldn't see any reason for the trail closure, but we decided to turn around anyway.
It was a beautiful morning for a ride.
I sure hope the rain stops soon so that Rev and I can do it again tomorrow!

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  1. It is raining here so much on Parker!! I mean, not as much as you guys are getting, but quite a bit.

    ~Alyssa

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  2. I hope this one is a quick storm Jenn. I saw some videos of the roads just falling to pieces next to the river, the dam overflowing and so on. Just crazy. Stay safe.

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  3. Holy buckets Jenn. Crazy weather!!

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  4. I'm glad to hear you're safer on higher ground where you're at in Aurora. I've been looking at photos, and trying to find out as much info as I can about destruction as we were supposed to be meeting my boyfriends parents in Estes from the 23rd-27th. Sadly I don't think that is going to be happening any more. That's nothing compared to how bad I feel for all those with lost property, or those who are stranded.

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    1. My heart hurts when I think about Estes Park. The damage there is so extensive, so many houses and businesses are underwater... I hope your boyfriend's parents have fared ok. It's just a terrible situation all the way around.

      :(

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    2. Mine does too! And fortunately his parents do not live there, they still live in Nebraska but have gone to Estes every year. Last year we decided to meet them there and make it an annual thing.

      I hope they are able to get some more routes passable and/or keep Trail Ridge Road open long enough to keep getting supplies and food to everyone in town there. I can't even begin to imagine basically being cut off from everything like that. :(

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  5. Road closure is usually because they are training archery or shooting over there. I'm glad Rev got to get out. The weather has been so bad this last week after work that I haven't been able to go out :(

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    1. That explains it! I really couldn't figure out why that part of the trail was closed.

      I haven't been out to the barn much either this week. Poor Rev seemed really, really happy to see me today (although it's possible he was mostly happy about the bag of carrots I brought him!)

      :)

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  6. After my step-dad shipped out there for Urban Search and Rescue, they were doubting they'd need to stay over a week. Turned away helicopters and such because it seemed to be abating. Needless to say, they've now begged for helicopters, rescued 500 people from roofs yesterday, are expecting to stay well over a week, and Obama has declared it a major disaster. Poor Colorado!

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