Last Friday the repair crews were working in the rain, and a week later, snow. We had a lovely early morning snow today and a wintery mix the remainder of the day, resulting in some pretty muddy conditions on Kneale Road. While excavation/fill work slowed down due to the weather, the repair work in Eldorado Canyon State Park continued at “area 1″, the gap in the road just past Castle Rock (Bastille). Rock Solid continues to progress in this area, drilling and placing pilings to secure the road for heavy equipment. There are now two drills staged in this area, as well as an air compressor and other equipment. No word yet on when the road work in this section might complete. Jenna Rice sent some beautiful images of this area, which you can see here: Jenna – Castle Rock
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Jenna Rice has sent some more of her beautiful photographs. These were taken of the work at Castle Rock / Bastille. Thanks Jenna!
Whoever built this lovely footbridge at the Leiser’s cabin sure knew what they were doing. It’s the only bridge across South Boulder Creek in the residential area that survived the flooding on the 13th.
What can a clever guy do with some rope, a couple of ladders, a few planks and a little help from his friends?
Well, plenty, I’m sure; but here’s what our own clever guy, Gary Parkinson, managed to accomplish. As many of you know, Gary’s beautiful bridge washed out sometime in the early morning hours of September 13th, leaving him with no access to his home from Kneale Road.
For a week or so, he managed to get back and forth by hiking up to the ridge behind his barn, then a perilous quarter-mile trek along the ridge, back down and across our one remaining footbridge at the Leiser place.
Then he rigged up a zip-line to get supplies (and, occasionally, himself) across. That morphed into this amazing set-up:
Another trip across with her beloved dog, and then another with the rest of her gear. Three round trips! What a commute at the end of a long day. More fun than the NYC Subway, but much scarier.
The other day, a 32 foot very fancy ladder finally arrived from Home Depot and managed to find it’s way up the road through the park.
Now he’s got this very fancy set-up. Amazing!
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Newspaper clip on back of photoprint reads: “When the flood at Eldorado Springs had ended, this couple, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Peterson, took stock of what they had left. All they had to their names were their two dogs, “Useless” and “Skeeziks” shown here. The Peterson cabin by the creek was washed away and they narrowly escaped being trapped in it as it was torn loose from its foundations.”
By Lauren Maslen
Boulder’s tight-knit yoga community reacted to last week's floods by banding together to raise money and awareness for flood victims.
CorePower Yoga is a Colorado-based company. It began in Denver and currently has studios in 12 states. The company held donation-based classes in each of their studios around Colorado over the weekend. Donations will benefit the Red Cross and CorePower will match every dollar earned statewide.
This area of the road through Eldorado Canyon State Park had a massive washout on September 13th. Crews have now excavated the area all the way down to the creek bed. The south side of the road is now very accessible on foot and ATV. I understand that the fix to straighten and secure the utility pole is a priority and that fill work in the excavated area will begin soon.