After we arrived here, we had a day of training where we met all the rangers, support staff, and all the other campground hosts from the other Estes Park campgrounds (Mary's Lake & East Portal). They all seem like a great bunch of people, and we can't wait to get to know them better. As you may have heard, Estes Park experienced a tragic flood last Fall. Some of the roads within Hermit Park were completely destroyed. So, the campgrounds won't open until July. They're waiting on FEMA... This means that we have a vacation for a month or two! This will sure give us ample time to explore the surrounding area. We just got a weather alert today, May 10th that we could get 1-2 feet of snow tonight and tomorrow! Several days ago it was in the 70s. We will see...
|Our campsite...nestled in the Ponderosa Pines.|
|One of the flood-damaged roads in the campground. Some of the ruts are over 4 feet deep.|
|Another example of some of the damage.|