Pikes Peak – Summited

This weekend we rented a cabin in Woodland Park, at the base of Pikes Peak. We loaded up Kota and Cheyenne and off we went. Saturday we drove the Pikes Peak Highway, one of the most desired scenic drives in the US. We hiked around the crystal resorvior, the WHOLE thing, we got done and the lady at the gift shop said it was only 3 miles, and that was disappointing. it seemed much farther than that and took a long time. but we did drive the whole 20 miles to the top, and it was worth it! at 14, 110 feet the view is awsome! Then today on our way back we stopped at Garden of the Gods, the dogs are allowed to be there, so we played on some rocks and walked on some trails. the rock formations out there are unbeleivable, they have been there for millions of years. very cool.  we missed the main area so we will go back and do the main area another weekend.

 We came home and the house was so cold, we lit a fire to quickly heat the place up.  I guess the top of the Flume caught fire with the embers and the left over ash. then the fire department showed up. gulp. our neghibor called them to come check it out because  was smoking too much. intresting day. but big props to the Colorado Springs Fire Department! they are awsome!

 ok so to the pictures!

Crystal Resorvior, and behind it Pikes Peak

sliding down the snow!

view from the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,110 feet!

us at the Summit

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Deer (?) at Garden of the Gods

one of the huge rocks at Garden of the Gods.

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