Pikes Peak — Going Up

Tim and Young drove us to the summit of Pikes Peak. It was a beautiful Sunday after two days of rain, and a lot of people chose the same adventure. Here’s the mountain from I-25 near the Air Force training field. I took this photo about a mile from where our new house will be.

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Another shot of the mountain from Route 24 in Manitou Springs. The Incline can be seen as the stripe up the side of the mountain in the foreground.

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There was a long line of cars waiting at the toll booth. It costs $15/person up to $50/car.

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The road begins climbing immediately, although views of the summit made it seem like we weren’t anywhere near the mountain. It’s 19 miles from the entrance to the summit.

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I didn’t get a good photo of this sign in passing, but you get the general idea.

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There are guardrails on a lot of the curves, but not all of them. It’s disconcerting when all you can see out the windshield is sky.

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The bare spot in the distance is the gold mine above Victor.

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The summit was packed. We found a spot and joined the throng.

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