Monday, July 10, 2006

"Oh to live on Sugar Mountain"

Fiance plays that song quite a bit and I thought it was fitting seeing as this picture was taken on the top of Pike's Peak. Yes, I said TOP! We were 14,110 feet above sea level. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating so it is not as clear of a picture as I would like. You can tell we are above some clouds though. It started hailing (on July 6th mind you) on us right when we were boarding the cog railway to go back down. It was beautiful though. We only got to stay for 45 min because the air is very thin that high up and people can become dehydrated and become ill because of the elevation. Fiance and I both felt fine, just a little dizzy near the end. It was so worth it though!

Pike's Peak
Colorado Springs, CO
14,110 feet above sea level

Although it is not the highest peak in CO, it is one of the most well known throughout the US and one of the most climbed, and visited peaks!

5 comments:

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

WOW! That is one gorgeous picture!!!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

How cool is this picture! It really sounds ya'll had a fun time.

Carmen said...

I can see a view peekin' through there. :)

Michelle said...

Wowo you just don't see that kind of space and vastness around Boston. How long did it take you to get up there - did you hike up?

Maribeth said...

That's a beautiful picture!