We never made it to Water World in Denver. We got clearance to go home Sunday morning. That was a nice surprise. We didn’t waste a minute in packing to go. We wanted to arrive in the resident window, before everyone was allowed on Highway 24.
The State Troopers checked our IDs and welcomed us home. They went from being the guys who could ticket us for speeding to being the guys who ushered us home.
The view on 24 was surprisingly normal except for the spots where the fire had reached Highway 24. There weren’t many, but Waldo Canyon Trailhead was one of them.