My route took me around Pikes Peak, allowing me to see it from the west, north, and east. All viewpoints were at a distance, so it didn’t seem much different than the other mountains near it.
Considered taking the cog rail train to the top; but, it was booked solid for weeks. Driving the steep, winding, tollroad up, was not a good option. I felt it would be too much of a strain on Tardis.
So, I settled for a few photos from afar. Had I come earlier in the spring, it would likely have been snow capped. Such views would have properly shown off its 14,115ft height.
While not the tallest or most impressive peak in North America, it is one of the best known. Although I was disappointed to miss riding the train up to the top, I was still glad to have seen “America’s Mountain”.
Camp: Holbrook Lake SWA boondock
I don’t always have anything to say, but do enjoy looking at your blog posts and photos.
That’s OK Judie. I appreciate that you follow the journey and leave comments.
Pike’s Peak is beautiful. I’ve been there a couple of times, the last being in 1989. It’s a good call that you didn’t drive Tardis up there. I took a little Honda CRX up and back… Then replaced the front brake rotors when I got home. 🙂
These are beautiful pictures, as always! — VT
Thanks for that info Brad. Good to know I made the correct decision for Tardis.
I was in Colorado Springs in the 1990’s for a big family get together; my sister and her husband drove up Pike’s Peak, and she got very sick and disoriented.
I’ve heard that happens to a lot people due to the thin air. They sell oxygen bottles at the top for that reason.