We're in the throws of the monsoon season now. Last two seasons we saw gracious rainfalls Spring and Early Summer. This season, not so. Rains (some heavy) started around July 4th and have continued to present. I'll guess things will quiet down mid August.
As the rains fall, flash flooding occurs up in the mountains as basins funnel their water into small runoffs. This washes out roads and traps those on the high side of streams and creeks.
Camp Bird Road with debris moved in by water. Slideshow
The photo above shows tons of rocks washed down from the mountain. This covered about 1/2 the road. 1 of about 7 washouts between Weehawken Trailhead and Camp Bird Mine.
The road that splits off Camp Bird Rd to Yankee Boy Basin is in bad shape too.
Engineer Mountain Rd was cleared of its rock fall. That was completed about 10 days ago. Last time up there (about 1 week ago) the road was washed out thin in one spot. Flash flood warnings continue today and Saturday with relief coming on Sunday. It's been a fun time.
Near the Sunnyside Saddle. Lots of snow up in the mountains still.