High Country Dredging in Kaufman Creek, Colorado
November 2001 by Leonard LeeperI opened the front door of my house at 5:00 AM to find it raining hard and water standing in puddles all over the driveway. Just great! It hadn’t rained for 3 weeks, and on the morning we were leaving for a weekend dredging trip, the weather decided to change.
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