Monday, November 21, 2022

Dashcam View While Driving The Big Thompson River Canyon, Boggs Family Ministries

Please pardon the glare and reflection in much of the video. We were driving right into the sun at times.

Dashcam video from our 1995 Prevost XL while driving east on HWY 34 from Estes Park toward I-25 and Loveland, Colorado in July 2022.

We first drove this same route in 2010 and fell in love. The multiple signs that say "Climb to higher ground in case of flooding" intrigued us. Later that week, we discovered the tragic story of a devastating flood in 1976 that took the lives of 144 and destroyed or damaged almost every structure in the Canyon.
Three years after we drove through Big Thompson River Canyon, it flooded again. The 2013 flood was horrible, but the lessons learned and the improvement in forecasting and response saved many lives. According to what I read, there were only 2 deaths in the canyon itself and 10 in the whole area.

This video is lengthy, but I am posting it as it was taken. It is not running at a faster speed at the request of lots of viewers.

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