Pikes Peak National Forest

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Pikes Peak was the  one of the highlights of our road trip for 2014. I have had the advantage in my lifetime to have traveled fairly extensively, and have seen a lot of things. Our initial trip to the Summit of Pike's Peak was one of those epic cross country journey I was on. This place deserves 5 stars! I can say I was really there, America's mountain.  For a while I forgot that I'm afraid of heights I was terrified when we made the drive up here the first time, as it was no guard rails on the side of the road. Also I was hit by altitude sickness and had to wait until my nausea/lightheaded passed.  I recommend to take your time driving up. Stop as many times as you want to take pictures. Enjoy the crazy change in climate as you ascend thousands of feet in elevation.

Unfortunately we didn't make it to the top that day but we did make it pretty high. Pikes Peak is a must-do for anyone visiting Colorado Springs and wants to see how the mountain terrain changes as you go up to 14,000+ above sea level.  

The 6th National Park in United States that we visited.


Yes, Bigfoot is in the Mountain!



Devil's Playground. So named because of the way Lightning jumps from rock to rock during a thunderstorm
A road reaches the summit, but hikers enjoy no such easy route up. Pikes Peak is one of the America's Most Dangerous Hike because of the amount of Electrical activity and Lightning incident.


Thank God for the mountains because it brought us close to the nature.

16 comments:

  1. Wow and wow. What a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for showing!

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    1. Hi Ate Joy thanks for stopping by I appreciate it :)

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  2. Holy molly, I love the view. Must be thrilling to get up that mountain sis.

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  3. Incredible! The scene is very breath taking! I would just imagine myself being in that picture! lol.

    www.hellolysa.blogspot.com

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  4. omg! i can just feel how cold it is there! haha i wanted to see real snow but i am scared that it is too cold for me. haha

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  5. I am so wowed! That must be one exciting trail, Sis! Thanks for bringing me there with you! Wink! ;-)

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  6. Lovely photos of this breathtaking place! I wish we could visit Pikes Peak National Forest, too, someday!

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  7. Gosh! ang taas ng summit. The photos speak for themselves, Nature at its best talaga.

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  8. Scary but beautiful! The elevation is not so steep, maybe hiking to the summit is easy on the leg muscles. Haha. Travelling to be with nature is one of the best experiences.

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  9. Wow! Sis this is a fun and adventure trail you join with your hubby :-) The pictures are really amazing :-) Both of you are traveler and thank you for sharing it with your readers too :-)

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  10. wow! what a very nice place to go, something you don't see everyday...national forest are indeed great place for hiking.

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  11. how fun is that...I love going to place like these...awesome photos!

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  12. Very cool mountain photos, it must have felt awesome to be right at that place :)

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  13. love your last words, "thanks God for the mountain, for it bring us close to nature!" ahhh, love your pictures, beautiful!

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  14. seems like i am watching a movie...views are so beautiful and priceless...especially if it with the one you care.
    from Shengkay's Journal

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