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At the end of July my friends Mike and Lonnie were passing through and stopped for the night to visit me! They had a crazy day with 2 front tires blowing out one after the other. When they finally made it here a huge storm moved in. It was the biggest storm we had since I've been here! We rode it out with some beer and pizza. It was great to see them!
That storm did a lot of damage in several areas of Colorado. It dumped a ton of rain in a very short time. It created mudslides, the worst being east of here on I-70. It also cause big mudslides at one of our state parks in Rifle, Co. I ended up going up there with another guy for 4 very long days. We brought the mini excavator and the skid steer. I got a lot of seat time in the skid steer clearing 3 to 4 feet of mud off a road to make it passable and cutting ditches along the roads to divert water of future storms.