Flooding in Winter Park, Colorado

Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck spent a few days in Winter Park, Colorado.  You might remember that last summer, Zeb, Soapy, and JB Duck and three generations of  humans became a family.

Last year we hiked along the Fraser River.  That is where our picture at the top of this page was taken.  This year was different.  Things had flooded.   Winter Park is a ski and snowboard area.  They had so much snow this winter.  So much fun for skiing, snowboarding and all winter sports.

But, the snow melted and Colorado had a lot of rain.  The road to our condo complex was closed,

Water still fast and high

Water still fast and high

part of it washed out by the flooding.  We came in another way, but there was a lot of water damage.

This is the path we always took along the Fraser River.  You can see part of the path has washed out.

Part of our path is gone

Part of our path is gone

We could not walk on this part of the trail; the flood water was too fast.

We usually walk through here and stay dry

We usually walk through here and stay dry

Here Zeb and Soapy are sitting on sand bags.

Our first sand bags.  Very close to our condo

Our first sand bags. Very close to our condo

Those trees do not belong in the river, just near it.

We did have fun this year; so do visit Winter Park and Fraser.  The water is receding, and all the summer activities will open today or in a few days.  You will have a great vacation there, but do be careful near the water.  It is high and fast now.  Be safe in Winter Park and wherever you go.

Have fun but be careful!

Have fun but be careful!

We will go back this summer and we hope to see you there.

 

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