|Our road at the bridge!|
|Our road at the bridge 9 hours later!|
The old saying "when it rains, it pours", has never been truer, literally, than this past week! Right after we returned from Danny's big wet, muddy mess we had another fairly exciting and definitely wet mess here!
On Friday night we headed over to Steamboat Springs of an alumni dinner for CSU. It looked pretty cloudy as we left and there were heavy black clouds hanging on the mountain. I even mentioned to Bob that it might be raining over in Steamboat. Well, it began raining hard about the time we got to Muddy Pass and started up Rabbit Ears Pass. By the time we got to town the rain was so hard it was running down the streets and it was so dark we had to have headlights. We lucked out and found a parking place right in front of the restaurant but some people said they had to wade through ankle deep water to get to the door!
|This was a river running right below our house the night before!|
By the time we were on our "home road" about an hour later it was plenty dark and we could see big puddles and little washouts going down into the draw. Bob commented that it must have rained at home, too, and John would need to get the water stopped on the road before it washed out any further. We pressed on and I began wondering if the river by our house might be high enough to go over the road. We got to the bridge and the water was roaring under it, but just on the other side we encountered about 10 inches of water rushing over the road and making a big waterfall on the other side before it went back into the river. Too dark for pictures even if I had my camera! We drove in water over the road for about 75 feet. We got home and I had to take a flashlight outside to see how high the river had come up toward the house! The "kick the can" area of the yard was a little island with water running all around it! The water came up to the bottom of the hill where the house stands!
|Taken from the sandpile, this was running much higher the night before.|
|Headed back to the main stream!|
|I am standing where the water came to when we came home.|
|This was a big waterfall. It's still washing down there pretty good 12 hours later.|
|What we came upon that afternoon!|
|There's the dirt and gravel from the road. Went down with the waterfall!|
|A big hole we had to drive around to get across the bridge.|
|The big washout at Uncle Albert house.|
|Richard comes to the rescue!|
|Gary is lucky it didn't come down a little farther to the west or he would have lost his house.|
|Look at those rocks!|