For sure about the beer Ian. My post wasn't meant to be a personal attack on you, since you do make shit happen. The stance of "suck it ... because it's better" kind of annoyed me, because I think it sucks compared to what it used to be (naturally due to natural causes, unnaturally due to the road). True that I didn't go up the canyon while they were rebuilding, since the message I got was to stay out of the flood areas until things were rebuilt. Regretting not checking it out earlier.
Originally Posted by deepsouthpaddler
The creek as it stands is temporary. There will be permanent road work next year where the highway will be rebuilt with a permanent road bed, not the temp road bed that is currently there.
I tend to view the creek as permanent (regardless of where it flows) and the road temporary (regardless of how well it's built). I realize that societies demand to rebuild as quickly and aggressively as possible has much greater backing than societies desire to protect our rivers and streams, thus this situation.
Fantastic news if CDOT is willing to rebuild the road in a less detrimental way to the creek. The sooner the better from an environmental standpoint for the canyon, so does anyone know how much time we have to get in on the pre-construction phase of the rebuild?