High Winds Down Numerous Trees on Grand Mesa
Weekend winds wreaked havoc on the Grand Mesa, bringing down a number of trees and limbs.
The U.S. Forest Service- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests received numerous reports of blown down trees in campgrounds and across forest roads. Crews were busy over the weekend clearing roads and are continuing to work through the week to clear roads and campgrounds.
Wind gusts of over 40 miles per hour were recorded by the National Weather Service on Saturday and Sunday.
There are a number of recreational activities that are simply no fun when high winds are involved. Whether it's camping and fishing, or biking or golfing, windy days and nights can be frustrating and unpleasant. Not only is it unpleasant, it can be extremely dangerous for recreation enthusiasts - plus, it means extra work for USFS crews.
The U.S. Forest Service is admonishing everyone to recreate responsibly and be aware of possible hazards. When you're camping, you always want to be mindful of potential dangers in your camp area. At the very least, be on the lookout for trees that are compromised and susceptible to high winds.
A big thank you goes out to all the crews that have been working so hard to get things cleaned up.