I'm posting because Mom and Bill don't have internet right now, but they're safe. The town is completely cut off right now, but because of the nature of their business, they've got provision for themselves, their guests, and their horses.
They have no TV, cable,
or internet right now. But they do have firewood, food, and a
generator, so the guests are in for a really "rustic" experience.
7, which is the most common way to get to the lodge has a wash-out
below them. Lyons, at the base of their mountain is completely isolated
and has lost homes, businesses, and a fire truck. There are reports of
a fire crew being stranded above where a dam washed out. They can't
get any help in or out for Lyons.
Highway 34, through
Estes Park has an area that is collapsed. Highway 36, the alternative
route into Estes Park from the Front Range is also closed. They've
started evacuations in Estes Park, but the only way out is over Trail
It's ugly out there, but the Bionic Cowgirl
and Beel are fine. They've been digging out the ditch behind the lodge
that we had almost forgotten was there. The horses are refusing to
leave the Scary Shed - they're not stupid, at least it's warm and dry in
the Scary Shed.
is reporting 8.90" of rain in Allenspark in the last 24 hours and it's
supposed to continue until tomorrow - at least 1.5" of rain still to
come. However, the good news is that I think we're out of our drought,
especially if the meteorologist is right and we can expect 10" of snow
for every 1" of rain.
Whew. Stay safe and dry, folks.