For those of you wondering - we are still here, happy and dry (and with food!) on top of our mountain. The most current problem for our guests is how to get off the mountain. All roads leading down have been washed out - literally!!! There are pavement breaks in Hwy 7 between us and Lyons, in Hwy 7 between us and Estes Park, in Hwy 72 to Nederland, in Hwy 34 from Estes Park to Loveland and in Hwy 36 from Estes Park to Lyons. You can go from Estes Park over Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake (but we cannot get to Estes Park). We are fine, but for people with flights out of Denver it is more than nerve-wracking. We have a German contingency with an 8:00 a.m. flight tomorrow morning from DIA.
We currently have gorgeous skies and lots of blue showing; first non-rain sky in many days, so now the CDOT can maybe get a handle on how to tackle all the roads. We brought a month's worth of hay up two days ago, so the horses get to eat. Our crew stayed dry in their run-in shed and we loaned our second shed to a couple of the livery horses that had recently come in from AZ and weren't handling the weather well.
We, personally, are very fortunate in the fact we had purchased groceries the day before the storm hit; the local cafes don't have food or have run out and there is no way to get more here. The Fawn Brook Inn is serving evening meals for those who want to pay the price. We are offering an evening meal to our guests who want to eat with us.
Bill took this video this morning when he went out to do a road check. This 'looks' like good road, until you realize the culvert is several feet below the pavement and there is a LOT of air between the top of the culvert and the roadway. I wouldn't want to drive across that; which car is going to make it fall through?
Thanks to all of those who have checked up on us and offered prayers and help.