On a September evening in 2013, Tim Resch, owner of Estes Park Outfitters, was with a handful of clients on an elk hunting trip on Twin Sisters Mountain in the Roosevelt National Forest. His business caters to out of state hunters who are attracted by the area’s reputation for big bull elk.
That night, it started raining. And it didn’t stop.
“When that flood really broke loose, I couldn’t get to my horses, couldn’t get to my trucks and trailers," he said. "I was in awe, I’ve never seen anything like that."