Pikes Peak Summit - In A Colorado Minute (Week 280)


Pikes Peak Summit - In A Colorado Minute (280)

Pikes Peak must be one of the most famous mountains in the USA. It may be because, after a visit to this Colorado mountain, Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song "America The Beautiful" or because of the hair-raising car and motorcycle race (The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb aka The Race to the Clouds) that goes up Pikes Peak Highway or because of the magnificent views from atop this Rocky Mountains fourteener... maybe it's just because it's easily accessible via car and cog rail - and not just by hiking or biking.

During week 279, Scott, Judith, Christoph, GJ, Whiskey dog and I drove up the mountain (and I published the video "Driving Up Pikes Peak Highway - In A Colorado Minute (Week 279)". This week I'd like to share with you some impressions from up at the Pikes Peak Summit at 14,115 feet (4,302.31 m).

The views include Manitou Springs, the Garden of the Gods and Crystal Reservoir, that hairpin road that takes you up the mountain and the possibly more or less nerve-wrecking Broadmoor's Pikes Peak Cog Railroad

Sooner or later, I'll also publish a video of the drive back down...

The song in this week’s video is “Heading West” by Jason Shaw. He has made this and many other lovely tunes available via a CC BY 3.0 license on his website Audionautix. Thank you again and again, Jason!

On a completely different note: the MovingPostcard.com website is currently down. Trying to wait patiently for GKG.net. But considering how often the site is down, their slow response time and lack of compensation, it seems to be time to finally switch to another host. Can you recommend a good one?

Looking north-east from the Pikes Peak Summit in the Colorado Rocky Mountains