Rocky Mountain Thunderstorm

Just after we got back to Ridgway, we picked up and drove further east to Colorado Springs to pick up a motorcycle. On the way back, we stopped along the Arkansas River for a stretch break. As we were preparing to head out, thunder started to rumble in the distance. We soon found ourselves driving into the middle of a huge storm!

The sudden rain had water and silt washing across the roads but also had formed waterfalls coming off of the cliffs:

When we’d passed alongside the Arkansas the day before, it was running crystal clear. Now the geeky scientist in me really want to run a TSS (total suspended solids) sample!

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