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Old 09-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Where it's been raining all day, visibility less than 100 yards at higher elevation, and temps never out of the 50s. On my way tomorrow to....somewhere.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Where it's been raining all day, visibility less than 100 yards at higher elevation, and temps never out of the 50s. On my way tomorrow to....somewhere.
Hey Bob

Did you get the "oarlocks" option with your EggCamper?

You picked the wrong week to go to RMNP. Last week it was in the 90s in Golden, just a short distance south of you.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
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Might want to sit tight one more day. Very serious scary flooding in Boulder and Larimer counties this morning and more rain on the way. If you do head out, check road conditions first and stay safe!
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Carefully watch the I-70 corridor for flooding and mud/rock slides if you head west.
I woke up to sunshine this morning, first time since Sunday.
Safe travels.
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Bob, head north west, we are in a heat wave. Beach weather. Expected into the mid 80's again to day. Nothing but blue sky.
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Right now, US-36 is closed at Lyons due to flooding so there's really limited options on leaving RMNP. I'm not sure I would be willing to go down the Big Thompson Canyon in a monsoon. Ah Colorado weather--you pays your money and you takes your chances.
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I'm told that ALL roads out of Estes Park including Trail Ridge Road are closed. I signed for another day. A Scamp 13 has just set up next to me.
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I'm not sure I would be willing to go down the Big Thompson Canyon in a monsoon. Ah Colorado weather.



I have to agree! You never know what is coming down that canyon! If it's down pouring in the high country the water flows down ! Glad your staying put for now.



I would panic, cause I live in Loveland! But............... I am on vacation in CA and having too much fun to worry about something I can't control.
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It could be worse, snow!!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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Hang in there at RMNP, it has to get better.

On the other hand, if it didn't, you are on high ground.
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Wow Bob,

What an adventure to talk about around many campfires.

Hope you have plenty of food and do not have trouble with the elevation.

Please do keep us all posted. Some of us are worry nuts.

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Wowser,, got on FB after reading this post as well as, receiving many text checking on me.....


I am shocked at the flooding and the destruction that is occurring.


Thought I would share this link to a FB group I am on. They tend to have great CO camping info as well as pics. https://www.facebook.com/CampingInCo...ocation=stream


They will keep the flooding info updated if you are looking to get outta there!
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After the Big Thompson Canyon flood of 1976 I was in the Army Reserves doing post-flood recovery analysis. I flew up the canyon in a little helicopter (flown by a 'Nam vet. Talk about "nap of the earth" flying!) to take photos of the damage and recovery-in-progress.

If it looks like it's even THINKING of doing anything other than a sprinkle, GET OUT OF THE CANYON. It was like someone took a scrub brush and just wiped the bottom of the river and the shores out. Nothing to be trifled with.
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Robin, Is that a closed or open facebook group?
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Robin, Is that a closed or open facebook group?


Open! They always have great pic's of camping in CO. But they are great to post about different current events going on in CO as well...... Good and bad! Often when there is something such as a fire going on, I tend to keep an eye on that group as they post what members are seeing so much more up to date than even some news feeds. Of course as I say that, I haven't seen any updates from them on the flooding...... But normally........
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Robin, I can look at the group, but can't see a way to join. Any suggestions?
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Patti, just hit like! It will become a feed on your FB.





Hey, Bob Are you still hold up in Estes? Cause things are not looking good! Or at least from my Vacation spot in CA they don't look good..... Knowing what I know of the ways in and out of Estes, I am beginning to wonder how they are going to make, exit an option for all of you? Any word on your end?
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I read last night that Hwy 7 had been repaired well enough for folks to travel in and out of Estes Park again. With no power or anything in that area, I doubt that Bob has any internet connection. So I'm not surprised we haven't heard back from him in a while. Once he exits the area, I am confident we'll hear from him again.
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I read last night that Hwy 7 had been repaired well enough for folks to travel in and out of Estes Park again. With no power or anything in that area, I doubt that Bob has any internet connection. So I'm not surprised we haven't heard back from him in a while. Once he exits the area, I am confident we'll hear from him again.
Travel around Estes is very restricted. RMNP is closed for recreation and they're only letting people in who live there. RV's are being allowed to leave so hopefully Bob was able to get started on his way home. I'd like to think the worst is over but I just checked the radar and the storms are building up again today over the Divide. Interesting times.
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I talked to Bob yesterday via PM. He was able to get out of RMNP over Trail Ridge rd and is doing well. Probably headed for somewhere dryer, warmer and sunny.
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