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Monsoon Flow Continues

Colorado wildfires and flooding
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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby jobrien4 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Hiked Democrat today. Steams have overran the road at some parts and there isn't access to the Kite Lake trailhead. You can park 2 miles below the trailhead and climb up. You need to find a way to cross a couple of streams to get to Kite Lake but once you do, the trails are fine. All snow melted by noon today at the summits

Anyone know the condition of Grays and Torreys? Planning to hike that tomorrow

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby MonGoose » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Preliminary Rainfall Totals (from Colorado Climate Center)
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Preliminary Rainfall Totals
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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby DArcyS » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:10 pm

MonGoose wrote:Preliminary Rainfall Totals


Interesting map, and not to be missed is that one of the spots receiving the least amount of rain in the state was Independence Pass.

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby PaliKona » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:30 pm

Isn't I70 getting through?

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby larkinrx2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:28 pm

jobrien4 wrote:Anyone know the condition of Grays and Torreys? Planning to hike that tomorrow


not first hand knowledge but speculating that the road will be washed over like to decalibron,
would recommend high clearance at minimum since the "rut" is probably back in the road in a serious manner and 4X wouldnt hurt with the clearance
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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Theodore » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:44 am

PaliKona wrote:Isn't I70 getting through?


It's closed from 76 to 25, but that is not storm related.

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:32 pm

Here we go again. Storm over Mt. Evans wilderness/West Jeffco. Runoff likely into Bear Creek and tributaries. Areas affected: Brookvale, Evergreen, Kittredge and Morrison. Severity dependent on rain totals.
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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby PaliKona » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Just left Boulder, looked very dark and wet to the west. Ick.

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby jsdratm » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:43 pm

A more recent shot of the road damage to 36 near Lyons :shock:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUK09CXCAAAGhRM.jpg:large

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby rijaca » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:17 pm

Eric says it well.... "Got to Get Better in a Little While"

"Spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill"

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby PaliKona » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:56 pm

Cannot believe that shot of 36 north of Lyons. Wow.

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Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby jsdratm » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:51 pm

An image from Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park

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