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Colorado: High water and wildflowers

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Just an FYI to those who will be visiting Colorado in the next couple of weeks.

The wildflowers in the northern mountains are simply outstanding. I've never seen such a profusion. Whole hillside north of Silverthorne on Hwy 9 covered in blue Lupine, or yellow Arrowleaf Balsamroot, or in some places both. Where wildfowers had existed before, they are much more lush. Species I've not seen in some areas have appeared in abundance this year, and the mixture in some areas is outstanding. I can only see it improving as we move deeper into the summer. Can't wait to see the Columbines in a couple weeks.

The water in all the rivers is high and fast. The Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon is so high it has flooded out the bike path. The Blue River is high enough to raft, but fast and rough. Saw a water rescue squad with lights flashing and scrambling people just north of Blue River Campground last weekend. If you're planning on going whitewater rafting now, go with an outfitter and listen to their instructions. Be careful out there.

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