HERE. We decided to drive up the mountain (rather than riding the train) ---and feel as if that was a great decision since we could stop all along the way for some great photos.
One of my Facebook friends asked me if this was my first time to be at 14,100 feet... I think it was!!!! I know that we were at 12,000 feet at Rocky Mountain National Park--but weren't nearly that high while in Yellowstone and the Tetons.
I love climbing mountains (in a comfy car of course---ha) ---and it's always GREAT to see SNOW on the top of the mountain, as we did here. (Remember in 2011 when we saw snow at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah??? The elevation there was about 10,000 feet.)
I've divided our trip up and back down Pikes Peak into two posts--today and Friday! Hope you enjoy the photos. Please click on them for enlargements.
Above is a great picture if I say so myself. We were just beginning our journey up that big mountain. I love seeing the snow-capped mountain with that blue sky --and then framing the photo with pine trees and gorgeous yellow Aspens. That is Colorado at its finest!!!!
Stay tuned for Part II ---as we reached the summit and then headed back down...
IF you ever get a chance to visit here, you would enjoy seeing Pikes Peak.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.