Video Podcast - Inside The Two Largest Wildfires in Colorado History
Season 1, Episode 9 • Educational, Talk Show, 19-Dec-2021
How do you manage a wildfire that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before? In 2020 when the two largest wildfires in Colorado history surrounded the town of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Fire Management Officer, Mike Lewelling, relied on twenty years of planning and fire treatments in Rocky along with a dream team of multiple fire agencies and our very own Alpine Hotshots crew to help save the town from burning.
However, those two things alone wouldn’t have saved Estes Park from the fast moving East Troublesome Fire. It was a rare weather event on the morning of October 22, 2020 that ultimately kept the fire from entering town, and it reminded Lewelling of a quote he once read from renowned chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur. “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
Up Next in Season 1
Video Podcast - Tommy Caldwell
We’re very excited and honored to interview Estes Park local, world-class climber, family man and climate advocate, Tommy Caldwell.
He’s a professional rock climber who made the first ascents of some of the hardest sports routes in the country, including Kryptonite with a grade of 5.14c/d and ...
Video Podcast - Pioneering Women in E...
Mikaela Fundaun, Curator of Interpretation at the Estes Park Museum, shares stories about some of the remarkable women in Estes Park's history. Three of the women featured in this episode include Eleanor Hondius about her role in the founding of the Estes Park Women's Club, Josephine Hupp who ow...
Video Podcast - Kyle Patterson
Rocky Mountain National Park Public Affairs Officer, Kyle Patterson, talks with Brett about this year's timed entry system and how it can mitigate impact on the environment.