Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pikes Peak

Today we drove the Pikes Peak Highway. Along the way to the summit, we stopped for a walk around Crystal Reservoir. This is a great place to view Pikes Peak.

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The clouds appeared to be radiating from the mountain.

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The drive to the summit is 19 miles of beautiful scene after beautiful scene. We rose above the clouds and then above the tree line until we reached the top--an elevation of 14,110 feet above sea level.

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It's hard to capture in photos what it's like to be that high, but here's a picture of a group of people enjoying the breathtaking view. It looks like they could step right out onto that cloud if they wanted.

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To me, it felt like being in an airplane, seeing the clouds from above, but there's no pressurized cabin to help with the oxygen and it's always cold up here. Good thing I had some wool in the truck to keep me warm.

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Details about the fiber another day.

7 comments:

  1. Your pictures are breathtaking...like the air atop Pikes Peak! The pictures with the radiating clouds and the people ready to float away are very cool! Waiting for details on that beautiful wool!

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  2. The pictures are very beautiful! It looks like you are really enjoying youselves!

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  3. Wow! Those pictures are incredible! Stay warm! Ha! Sounds funny at this time of year, doesn't it?

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  4. Great shots, I love that reflection. I can see your having a great trip, keep the pictures coming.

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  5. lovely pictures! it really does look like the clouds are radiating out from the peak!

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  6. Sooo, soooo lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. That first shot of the reflection os great!

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~Tracy