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    The original post was mid-Sept and didn't say...

    The original post was mid-Sept and didn't say when she was going on the road.

    Just sayin'
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    He said he had 3 days. I agree that it's really 4.

    He said he had 3 days. I agree that it's really 4.
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    1900 miles in 3 days? That's about 35 hrs of...

    1900 miles in 3 days? That's about 35 hrs of driving. About 12 hrs/day.
    Not smart.

    Glad I'm not going with you.
  4. What matters is the snow in the mountains....

    What matters is the snow in the mountains. Unofficial report of 17" on the burg at the north end of the Cameron Peak fire.

    Down here in Ft. Collins we've had 11" so far. I-25 is a disaster as...
  5. One calculation suggests that you will average...

    One calculation suggests that you will average 106 mph. (10 hrs plus 6 hrs to cover 1700 miles) That's not going to happen (legally).

    The other calculation (25 hrs for 1700 miles) suggests you'll...
  6. Dallas to San Jose - 1700 miles. That's not 2...

    Dallas to San Jose - 1700 miles. That's not 2 days. It's more. Especially once in the Bayerea.

    It's time for you to start looking at maps and doing some thinking about it.
  7. We're now getting a pretty good snowstorm. I-25...

    We're now getting a pretty good snowstorm. I-25 is closed between Wellington CO and Cheyenne, WY due to visibility and crashes. Temp is 14F.

    It will be several days before we know the status of...
  8. East Troublesome fire west of RMNP blew up last...

    East Troublesome fire west of RMNP blew up last night burning 6000 acres PER HOUR.

    RMNP is now closed both sides and there are many, many fires in the state. Not a good time to be trying to tour...
  9. US34 between Loveland, CO and Estes Park CO (Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park)

    Cameron Peak Fire has been burning for 2 months. It is now the largest wildfire in (recorded) Colorado history.

    It has started moving into a position to endanger structures along US 34 between...
  10. Have your car transported and take an airliner? ...

    Have your car transported and take an airliner?
    Take someone with you who doesn't have this issue and put on your blindfold for the scary parts? (my late wife had some of these concerns when...
  11. Plan using 500 mi/day as a baseline. This...

    Plan using 500 mi/day as a baseline. This accounts for fuel, food, and potty breaks. Google Maps assumes running at speed limit without pause.

    Plan to have some extra time in the schedule to...
  12. When I-70 reopens there will be many instances of...

    When I-70 reopens there will be many instances of closure to mitigate rock and mudslides since the fire has burned off vegetation. These problems will be fairly frequent to start but will go on for...
  13. I-70 has partially reopened with single lane in...

    I-70 has partially reopened with single lane in each direction. Could be closed again at any time because that fire is only 44% contained.

    CO 14 west of Ft. Collins is still closed. That fire may...
  14. Smoke continues to plague the Front Range. We're...

    Smoke continues to plague the Front Range. We're even getting some ashfall from the Cameron Peak fire (near Cameron Pass up CO 14). Going west across Colorado from the Front Range is quite difficult...
  15. Visibility is definitely down along the Front...

    Visibility is definitely down along the Front Range.

    Prevailing winds say that Ca wildfires will cause smoke in Colorado many years.

    I've had September backpack trips affected by Ca smoke -...
  16. I-70 closed east of Glenwood Springs. Posted 12 Aug 2020

    Grizzly Creek fire has closed I-70 east of Glenwood Springs in both directions for the last 2 days.
    Road will remain closed for an unknown time. There is no containment of the fire yet. Detours are...
  17. If by Estes Park you mean visiting Rocky Mountain...

    If by Estes Park you mean visiting Rocky Mountain National Park - for now you must have a reservation for a time slot to enter the park unless you get thru the gate before 0600.

    This is better...
  18. Let's see - 2 days to drive from Omaha to...

    Let's see - 2 days to drive from Omaha to Yellowstone, 1 day to drive from Yellowstone to Estes Park, 1 day to drive from Estes Park to Omaha.

    That's 4 days of driving without seeing anything but...
  19. I'm unclear on the route to Boulder. Some routes...

    I'm unclear on the route to Boulder. Some routes are curvy and mountainous, others are interstate or similar (I-80, US 287)

    Wyoming wind can be really something amazing. Came back from a...
  20. I just returned from a trip from Colorado thru...

    I just returned from a trip from Colorado thru Wyoming, Idaho to Montana and back by motorcycle. Campgrounds are very busy as are the usual stops along interstates (standing in line 20 min at Subway...
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    Sticky: Roosevelt NF in Colorado is opening campgrounds...

    Roosevelt NF in Colorado is opening campgrounds this week. Reservations required and half-capacity.
  22. I drive Ft. Collins to Seattle via I-25 and I-90...

    I drive Ft. Collins to Seattle via I-25 and I-90 to visit my parents. Roads are in good condition and traffic is very minimal compared to I-80. It's a bit further but as glc stated the roads follow...
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    Michigan is presently a hot spot. I don't think...

    Michigan is presently a hot spot. I don't think it's a good idea to go there.

    My parents are about the OP's age and their facility has them staying in their apartment and no visitors are allowed....
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    General picture is it looks like you'll soon be...

    General picture is it looks like you'll soon be at the beginning of a bubble of better weather that will be sweeping NW to SE across the country. You can follow the bubble.

    Aviation weather-...
  25. Congratulations Mark!

    Congratulations Mark!
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