Pikes Peak (14,100 feet)

When: August 2005
Partners: JD

My grandpa always talked about the view he had from the 40 acres he and grandma once owned outside of Canon City, Colorado. You could see Pikes Peak, they said.

Finally, I got to see Pikes Peak myself...albeit not the distant view from Canon City and granny's old high desert acreage. Naah, I found myself one day wandering my way up the mountain and strolling amidst the dozen, nay, hundreds of tourists up there. Amazing, kinda.

With clouds swirling around the summit, I played around for awhile, exploring the crags and cliffs just below the top. Then, I headed back down.