We got not even a half inch of rain at our house. Not sure what the total was further up in the watershed, but it caused a surge that left mud and silt in a 30 foot wide swatch along the East Fork at Las Conchas.
More views of the mud. almost up to trail level.
Water is really black and silty looking.
I wonder how the foot bridges fared?
more mud and ash deposits
This is a little further upstream, at the picnic area. Water is really black here.
Cox Ranch has some mud/ash washing down from the burn on the ridge above.
Just look how close the burn came to the house.
Hard to see in this photo, but several trees in front of the house burned as well.
Los Griegos, half burned, half spared.
More sludge washing down the hillside to the Ranch.
They dont seem to notice....
short video of the East Fork above Jemez Falls
a terrible mess....
debris flow from just west of Corral Canyon.
more debris flow... this was a nice green pasture area.
South of Hwy. 4 between Las Conchas and Corral Canyon
fence got knocked down from debris flow
wide swath cut from runoff from burn area
eventually, at least this runoff here will be good for the grassland.
run off showing burn area and some live trees remaining.
more mess. It even smelled like smoke in here...
looking towards Cox Ranch. More debris flow and burn
some fair sized logs were pushed down and lots and lots of mud and ash.
Lots of run off
where fire jumped hwy. 4 and went into the Valles Caldera
just more mud
zoomed out view
This blew my mind. In the debris flow were logs still smouldering...
newly formed channel from the debris flow.
a real mess in here. This is where logs were still smoking. Imagine, a month later, and after all the rain, and STILL SMOKING!
standing at spot of previous photo looking west.
smoke rising. I guess when the forest folks say that there is still danger in the burned areas, they mean it.
it was almost as if the mud were smoking. Smelled strongly of ash here, like when you clean your woodstove.
just one more
deeper channel cut.
mud ran across road here.
near Las Conchas picnic area
These logs weren't still smoking.
ran across road and down into the river.
lots of ash and mud left behind.
Used to be so pretty in here and crystal clear water.
zoomed out shot.
debris flow washed out side of hwy.
can't see it but post is hanging in air.
well maybe more like Mud Hazard
East Fork trailhead.
what a mess
there used to be logs across the river there. I wonder where they are now.
Not looking good for fish
video...sorry, my camera was sideways. This is Jemez Falls, running black. Looked like tar going over the falls.
video.. pool right above the falls.
east fork above falls
video of very black water in East Fork
video - would you drink this water?