Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gone

Estes Park has really suffered. This fun little mountain community that is at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park has suffered from flooding and in some cases may never recover.
Above was a cute little scene in the town of Glen Haven. The town of Glen Haven is also in ruins. A cute little shop, Leah's, was simply washed away. I checked her website this morning, hoping her business had made it, but her site shows the washed out place that once was her store.
 This was the chuck wagon breakfast area at the cabins I enjoyed so much over the years. Unlike motels, morning breakfast buffet was not provided...but on Thursday mornings, there was a chuck wagon breakfast. Serving pancakes, sausage, hash browns, omelets, all in the great outdoors.
 This was a fun little Indian Store, again in Glen Haven...destroyed ~ simply washed away.
My cabin...morning coffee and meditations.  My wonderful cabin in the woods. These have been washed away. Gone!!! And so is even the bridge crossing the water to get to the cabin.
Oooh and that river in front of it...that's the Big Thompson. The one that flooded taking out almost the entire town and canyon.
The website of Glacier Lodge posted this:
Closed until further notice!
Flooding access is restricted!.....


 Call Leave a message.


!SK horses closed....! 


Vendors access restricted


  • Drinking Water Supply is Questionable.
    Some areas boil only!
    National Guard has been deployed to the valley!
     
  • Status for 2014 Unknown.

1-800-523-3920
970-586-4401
Dave Ranglos
Glacier Lodge L.P.
Last guest will Depart Saturday 14, September 2013.
Status for 2014 Unknown?
This is so sad...my heart is broken for this and surrounding communities.
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16 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh, sweetie, how terrible ... I'm sad for you and for all those who are suffering from this horrific, almost unimaginable loss... Your beautiful playground ... Someday it will be what is was again ... soon, I hope, soon...

Out on the prairie said...

A group from here was leaving tomorrow to go help. Sad to see what we always took for granted gone. I am on a pralines thought since you mentioned them.

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa, Yes, my playground since the 70's. My RMNP!!! Ooh but those poor people, the wonderful people that have worked so hard to have businesses, provide entertainment, food, teach outdoor skills, artists, and much more...those wonderful people that helped me and many more to know the mountains...those are the ones needing prayers. Those are the ones suffering such loss... Just breaks my heart.

Steve, Very Sad... I am hoping your group can safely help these people in need. What wonderful people. OOOh and pralines??? Double Dog Dang!!! Those were the best anywhere.

Teri said...

So sad, so devastating for the people that lived there.

turquoisemoon said...

Teri, It's awful!!! Just awful...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very sad. Hugs to you and everyone else who loves this area.

ellen abbott said...

water is so powerful. nature is so powerful. we think we are so smart and permanent but we are nothing. what we build is nothing compared to the power of water.

Carolyn said...

I've been following this on the news. I love that area as you know. just heartbreaking to read a personal account...

such beauty ... tears for you and that area... sad sad sad

Lisa said...

Heart breaking. Floods ruin everything. its a terrible loss.

Hindustanka said...

Very sad to see such destruction.. poor people, why they suffer so much? why all this natural disasters happen??
Hope you are safe, and we are with you, in our prayers and blessings to you and those who suffered so much.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, I've been going there since the 70's and this community has always been wonderful.

Ellen, Mother Nature... The thing is, is that it isn't personal. It just is...

Carolyn, Go on YouTube and there's so much more info than what is on the news. Heartbreaking...

Lisa, It is a terrible loss. I heard that only 20% had flood insurance.

Hindustanka, It's the people of Estes Park, Co. A wonderful little community at the entrance of RMNP...

Arkansas Patti said...

We have been seeing the terrible devastation on the news but to see just what actually was destroyed makes it all the more tragic.

One Fly said...

I'm sorry this happened to your favorite place TMoon!!

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, You are so right. They always show "after" a tornado or something...but sometimes just to see what it looked like before helps one understand how devastating it is.

Fly, It was my get away place...for me and thousands others. The National Parks are so important to us all and these little communities that welcome us and depend on us for so much, as we depend on them...

JACKIESUE said...

how very very sad..when I lived in New Mexico we would always go to colorado for the beauty..it is unbelievable that it has been washed away

turquoisemoon said...

Jackiesue, I've been keeping up with their cleanup progress and they're working hard to get the towns back in some order for tourists. I commend them!!! I wish I was so resilient. You've got a resilient community...West, Tx. You guys have been thru hell...