Al's Blog: Debris Flows arapahoebasin.blogspot.com You may have noticed some big grooves out on the East Wall. These were formed during a major debris flow and flood event July 28, 1999. That year, April through July precipitation was 49% above normal. Particularly heavy rainfall in late July had completely saturated the soils. A powerful thunderstorm July 28 overwhelmed many areas creating significant debris flows and flooding at A-Basin, the Loveland Pass area, and along I-70. Debris flows closed the interstate. The ski area suffered extensive damage to its parking lots and base area facilities. It was a notable event and deeply impressed those who experienced it.
Al's Blog: Young Bucks arapahoebasin.blogspot.com The mule deer certainly like to hang out on the Lower Mountain and the Lower North Side. Just about every time I go for a cruise up the Argentine North Fork Trail after work I see at least one of them. I spied these two spiked bucks on Lower Ramrod a few days ago.
Al's Blog: USA Pro Challenge Training? arapahoebasin.blogspot.com I think a lot of USA Pro Challenge bike racers are training in the neighborhood. The Summit Daily News said the Jelly Belly team is based out of Keystone right now. I have seen several really fast and strong riders out and about. Late this morning, as I was on Highway 6 below the ski area, a group of about 20 riders came screaming down the hill. When I got to The Basin, the Shimano Pro van was parked out front.Anyway, I am getting very excited about the upcoming race. It is one of my very favorite Colorado events and I encourage all of you to get out and watch at least one stage.