Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pikes Peak

The view from Pikes Peak inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write the song "America the Beautiful."  After living in Colorado for seven years, Pikes Peak is the only fourteener (fourteen thousand foot mountain peak) we ever visited.  I'd like to say we climbed it but that would not be an accurate description of our 50 foot walk from the parking lot to the overview.
On a clear day you can probably see Kansas and Nebraska from the top of Pikes Peak (no exaggeration).  On the day we visited we were lucky to see the road on the way back.  I suppose it still counts as 'fog' even if you are at fourteen thousand plus feet above sea level.

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