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Offline Jeff

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Colorado's distress
« on: September 12, 2013, 06:41:47 PM »
Thoughts go out to friends, climbers and non-climbers in Colorado-- after the fires have come the rains and floods, and the prediction is not good for this weekend. Lyons, Boulder and many other towns seriously flooded, with more predicted to be  on the way :-\ RMNP closed at the moment--trails and roads damaged!

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 07:40:55 PM »
It's pretty bad throughout the state..down south where i am, we just had 2.2" in 30 minutes. The yearly average is 6" total

Up by boulder is really bad..at least 3 dead

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 07:47:27 PM »
Yes,

I've been talking to Jim Donini, and another friend in Boulder. It is really strange and unusual --to say the least.

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 07:40:44 AM »
Just saw that they recommended evacuation of Eldorado Springs (aka as the world's most affluent slum)--14" since Monday! Yikes!
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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 08:09:00 AM »
I know one of our local "Chino" climbers just moved to Eldorado Canyon, and had to evacuate.

MarK Hudon is stranded in a local town, due to road wash-outs. The whole town is completely isolated.

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
The creek in Eldorado Canyon wouldn't have to rise too much before it would threaten all those houses--they were saying that there was a seven foot wall of water that was coming down Boulder Creek in Boulder Canyon, and I've seen footage of the center of the city under water.

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 02:18:37 PM »
We had another 1.5"  overnight and like i said, aVERY dry area.  Nice and orange on radar now, thoug boulder area seems over the worst..i hope

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 10:17:00 PM »
this sounds unpleasant.

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/256609/314/Two-women-from-York-trapped-on-Longs-Peak-in-Colorado

sitting here trying to wrap my mind around that one...phew... great job rescuers!  lucky ladies! I hope I'll be so lucky if it goes wrong someday.

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 07:48:10 PM »
Good luck out there Loran and Jimmy, hope you boys are getting by out there

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 04:58:33 PM »
For those of you that know the area, here is an astounding item- Eldorado Canyon..bastille etc is virtually devoid of chalk !! THATS a lot of water

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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 10:45:04 PM »
For those of you that know the area, here is an astounding item- Eldorado Canyon..bastille etc is virtually devoid of chalk !! THATS a lot of water

Holy crap. At least some good came out of it--bet that frigging gate house is gone too.
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Re: Colorado's distress
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 06:48:41 PM »
my buddy jim lives in eldo springs. lucky he was on the road when it hit...