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September 15, 2023


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Glad you got that tarp on your roof when you did; sounds like the next day he couldn't have gotten out of Estes to help you. I can't imagine being trapped up there with no communication and not knowing what was going on elsewhere, roads out, etc. I don't remember ever hearing about a landslide on Mt. Meeker. But there was so much news from so many places ... I do remember the slide on Twin Sisters that you can see from the highway, but don't remember when that happened.

Is that Hwy 7 you take up from Lyons? That was closed for so long I almost forgot it exists. Usually now I head up through Boulder, Nederland, then north, taking my time and enjoying the drive all the way to Estes. Going home I head straight out to Lyons and south on I-25. By then I'm tired and want to get home as fast as I can.

It would have been so great to have my own place up there. I just didn't manage to move here while I was still young enough to pursue it. I've now gotten very attached to my doctors, nearby pharmacies and grocery stores, etc.


Thank you for another thoughtful pieces with great photos. It brings back memories of how the flood affected out Chautauqua neighborhood....and more recently, this past winter, our California coast flooding. Nature is powerful!

Kathy Kaiser

Susan, the landslide on Mount Meeker and Twin Sisters happened the same night. I'm guessing it didn't make any news because it was such a local phenomenon, outshadowed by what happened in Lyons. Being cut off from any communications was a challenge but a novelty too. Because I wasn't in any real danger, it felt like an adventure.

Hwy 7 goes up from Lyons to Allenspark. It's been cut off over the years, first by the flood and then by the construction. I would urge you to try it some time; it's a beautiful rocky canyon.
I feel so lucky to have bought my cabin before the real estate boom. Even though it feels like semi-wilderness, I'm only 10 miles from Estes Park with all its amenities.

Kathy Kaiser

Thanks, Shoney. I had forgotten the flood affected the Chautauqua neighborhood--and you.

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