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Pikes Peak

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  • Day72

    Pikes Peak, CO

    August 10, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Thunderstorms at 05:30, but forecast to clear. 08:00 sun is shining so.... Weather, check. Warm clothes, check (Stew's only warm hat is a 'Wee Jimmy' cap), Drinks & snacks, check. Ready to drive up to the top of Pikes Peak. It's a 2-lane highway which climbs and switchbacks 8000' all the way to the top, to an elevation of 14,115'. Great to have lots of turnouts to stop and take in the awesome views of the plains to the south and the Rocky Mountains to the north. Air here is thin and so no rushing around. Glad we drove instead of taking the cog railway.Read more

  • Day169

    Pikes Peak

    June 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Die Auffahrt- links war meine Seite.

    Das hat Spaß gemacht. 🏍⛰🏍⛰🏍🏍⛰.

    Die letzten 3 km bis zum Gipfel waren für die meisten Pkw Fahrer gesperrt, Diese mussten am Parkplatz 3 km unterhalb des Gipfel parken (Shuttlebus) . Motorräder durften alle bis zum Gipfel durch. Ich musste circa 5 Minuten am unteren Parkplatz warten und hatte dann die letzten 3 km bis zum Gipfel freie Fahrt - was ein Spaß 😁.


    Pikes Peak (früher Pike’s Peak) ist ein Berg mit einer Höhe von 4.301 m (14.110 Fuß)
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  • Day60

    Peaky Blinding!

    July 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    As we were winding our way along the road we came across an unexpected National Park for a petrified redwood forest. A volcano send down 2 massive lahars (mud flows) that covered some ancient redwoods. The 15ft or so of tree bases slowly petrified by absorbing minerals, and when they excavated the stumps they found solid rock. Pretty impressive sight.

    After being v excited to see our first herd of elk, we camped in the lovely Mueller State Park. In the morning we scrambled to find a campsite for the following night on our way to an 2-day attempt on Pikes Peak. It might only be #31 of the 53 14ers (14,000 footers) in Colorado, but it has one of the biggest altitude changes and we didn't know quite what to expect. We grabbed the last stop in the car park and set off up the Barr Trail. It was a pretty relentless up for most of the 3,800 feet up over 6.5 miles but we made it to our overnight stop at Barr Camp nice and early. We grabbed a private mezzanine bed in the main cabin, and whiled away a few hours (re-)learning card games. About half 3 it all went dark then started 'grappling', which I assume is the verb of a new word we learnt for hard hail-like snow.

    Despite some people setting off at 5am, we were the last ones up, and after a hearty mountain pancakes breakfast then set off about 7:15 up the remaining 3,900 feet to go. It was a beautiful trail climbing up out of the valley, then through the forest, then up to the rocky summit. The patches of snow made a mistake e change from the 40+C (100+F) of the past many weeks. There were marmots popping up onto the rocks and whistling each other, and one particularly cheeky one posed for some great snaps. Despite the altitude we charged up for the 14,115 ft summit in time for some late morning freshly cooked donuts! At least there are benefits to a road and the cog railway for getting people to the top.

    As you would expect down was pretty easy going (relatively speaking!) and we swung by the camp to pick up our big rucksack and then down the full 7,700 foot back to van late afternoon. 18 miles and 10,000 elevation change is a heck of a lot, and Jo's feet were in pretty bad shape once the boots came off.

    Fortunately it wasn't far to the camp site but we were shocked that a commercial RV site doesn't have a loo block, let alone a showers. Thankfully the camp hosts were really nice and let us borrow theirs in their full size RV trailer - nice to see how the other half lives with about the same floor span as our UK home!

    The next night we ended up parked just off the road in a National Forest, as the official camp sites are full but you can camp anywhere you like unless told otherwise and we found a beautiful spot near a strong stream that cannot have contained any fish (or I really need a fishing lesson!). We had a lazy morning driving over some stupendous 11k ft mountain passes and browsing little alpine towns before ending up in Golden Gate Canyon SP, just outside Denver.
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  • Day116

    Pikes Peak

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    In 46 Tagen geht es los, Hilmar und ich fiebern schon ein wenig, der PP soll ja eines der Highlights werden -wir hoffen das Wetter passt.

    zur Einstimmung ein paar Movis, by car and bike.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEUZFF7Pfy4 - ab Min. 10 :-)

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You might also know this place by the following names:

Pikes Peak, Pico Pikes, پایکس پیک, Pic Pikes, パイクスピーク, Pikes Mons, Пайкс Пик, Пайкс, 派克峰

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