As I said in my last post, we wanted to go to Aspen before the 19th.
Maroon Bells before the parking was limited to buses on June 19th. In the busy summer months, you have to catch a bus to ride into the area. (Although the bus is free from downtown Aspen, K has an aversion to public transit--mostly to the waiting in lines that is part of riding airplanes, buses, etc.)
Since I'm having success with the Mini Mochi version of my sock pattern, I've settled my favors on it and ripped out the Toasty Toes.