Thursday, August 10, 2017 – At 14,110 feet elevation, Pike’s Peak is America’s Mountain. It is a 19 mile highway up to the clouds where we explored Colorado’s most famous peak on Tuesday. Two years ago we were here and at the top there was deep snow all around. This time there was very little snow anywhere on the mountain. It did start hailing while we were at the top. The cost was $30 for the two of us to go up the mountain.
Neither one of us were affected by altitude sickness but I could tell there was a change in my breathing up there. I think some of us not being sick is because our RV park is at 8,000 feet so going up to 14,000 from 8,000 feet wasn’t as big of an adjustment as going from 0 feet to 14,000 feet would have been.
These are a few pictures of our travels up the mountain. It’s wonderfully cold at the top and after eating a couple of their World Famous Donuts the last time we visited we planned to have some this time also! This is the only place in the world where you can get donuts (and hot chocolate) at this altitude.
Some of the views from the top of the mountain. There were too many clouds to get very good pictures this time.
Before we left it started hailing, pretty heavily so we headed down in pretty heavy clouds and hail. This was the only accumulated snow we saw this time.
There were many more photos taken and shared the last time we were here so I thought I’d include a link to those two blog posts in case you want to see more and see what it looks like with snow everywhere! There’s also a photo of me laying face down in the snow so if you’d like to see me looking foolish, check it out!!
We still have more to do while we’re here so, ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!