LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Co.
CAMERA: Nikon FE2
I had to include a picture of "America's Mountain", which is 14,110 ft. in elevation. As a resident of Colorado Springs, I see it everyday. We can tell what the weather will be like just by the look of the clouds around the peak. You can drive your car all the way to the summit if you want. Each summer there is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb auto race, and also a 26 mile marathon foot race up the mountain and back. Katherine Lee Bates was inspired by the view she saw from its summit to write "America the Beautiful". I've never climbed the peak, but I've hiked down it. Just about killed me! (over twelve miles of constant downhill strain on my knees to the trailhead of Barr Trail)