Evidently Rocky Mountain National Park (well, Mother Nature) just doesn’t want me to check off the final two things on my list.
I asked how long “temporarily” is and she said “oh, a couple of days…”.
So back to Estes Park and will take the Million Dollar Highway south to the dreaded interstate. Beautiful day for a drive, at least. 59 degrees at the East entrance (and for me, exit) at 1226pm local time.