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George and Chris Blood, Cog Railroad Passengers

George and Chris Blood, passengers on the Cog Railroad excursion to Pike's Peak out of Manitou Springs, CO 24 Aug 2007. (DSC_5282.JPG)

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Looking towards uphill direction

Looking towards uphill direction inside one of the Swiss-built locomotive/observation cars as we travel uphill through the Pike National Forest to Pike's Peak. 24 Aug 2007. (DSC_5283.JPG)

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Leaving the Manitou Springs Station

Leaving the Manitou Springs, CO Cog Railroad station heading uphill through the Pike National Forest en route to Pike's Peak 8.9 miles away on a trip lasting 3 hrs and 10 minutes. (DSC_5284.JPG)

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Three species of trees line the way

Travelling the first 1/3rd of the way along Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon you will see dense stands of Englemann spruce, Colroado blue spruce, and Ponderosa pine trees. (DSC_5286.JPG)

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Ruxton Creek, Englemann Canyon

A view from the left-side of the train going uphill of Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon. (DSC_5287.JPG)

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The Minnehaha Siding

The Minnehaha switch where trains going uphill and downhill are able to pass. (DSC_5288.JPG)

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Pine Cones Galore!

PIne Cones Galore! (DSC_5289.JPG)

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Shapely Rocks All Have Names

Names for rock formations are given to spike the imagination. (DSC_5291.JPG)

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Downhill Slide

Downhill Slide. (DSC_5292.JPG)

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Old Wooden Structure

View from left-side of train going uphill...remnants of an old wooden structure. (DSC_5295.JPG)

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Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls as seen ascending Pike's Peak mountain. (DSC_5299.JPG)

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More Scenery Along The Way...

Left-side view going uphill. (DSC_5304.JPG)

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Remnants Of Old Hotel Along The Way

The story is that an old hotel once existed along the way to Pike's Peak. (DSC_5305.JPG)

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Another view of Old Hotel

Another view of Old Hotel remains. (DSC_5306.JPG)

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Caretaker's House

Caretaker's house along the way to Pike's Peak. (DSC_5309.JPG)

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View Inside the Passenger Car

View inside the Swiss-made passenger car/locomotive. (DSC_5311.JPG)

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Trains Passing at Four Mile Siding

We're waiting at the Four Mile Siding for the downhill train to pass. (DSC_5312.JPG)

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Downhill Train Passes us at Four Mile Siding

Downhill train passes us at four mile siding. Pike's Peak is in the background. (DSC_5316.JPG)

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Train Towing Utility Car

Downhill train towing utility car at Four Mile Siding. (DSC_5317.JPG)

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The "Lion's Den" Looking South

Looking south we see the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range which stretches south to New Mexico. (DSC_5320.JPG)

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Great Plains to Eastern Border of Colorado

Looking east towards the Great Plains to eastern order of Colorado and Kansas. (DSC_5324.JPG)

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Timberline, Bristle Cone Pines Start

Passing the tree line (timberline) where trees stop growing. Some bristlecone pines on Pikes Peak are over 2000 years old! (DSC_5326.JPG)

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Timberline in the Distance

Timberline as seen on a distant mountain. (DSC_5331.JPG)

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Lake Moraine and Mt. Almagre

Lake Moraine and Mt. Almagre (DSC_5332.JPG)

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Lake Moraine and Mt. Almagre

Lake Moraine and Mt. Almagre dominate the view at this point. (DSC_5333.JPG)

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Blurry Photo of Bristlecone Pine

Blurry Photo of Bristlecone Pine. Some of these are said to be over 2,000 years old! (DSC_5334.JPG)

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Boulder Fields Above Timberline

Boulder Fields Above Timberline. (DSC_5339.JPG)

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View from Windy Point Siding

View from Windy Point Siding. (DSC_5343_editedPSedited.jpg)

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Windy Point Siding, Passing Trains

Uphill and downhill train passing at Windy Point Siding.

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Windy Point Siding, Passing Trains

Uphill and downhill train passing at Windy Point Siding.

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Pike's Peak Toll Road Seen in the Distance

The 19 mile Pikes Peak Highway, paved part of the way, is open year round, weather permitting. Toll Road Fee is $10 per adult (16 and over) $5.00 per child 6-15, maximum $35/car, If you have cardiac or respiratory problems, as well as babies under 4 months of age should not make the ascent to the summit. (DSC_5352.JPG)

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Looking Back...

Looking back... (DSC_5355.JPG)

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North and West View of Collegiate Range

North and west view of the Collegiate Range. (DSC_5357.JPG)

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Pikes Peak Toll Road Near Pikes Peak Summit

Last segment of the Pikes Peak Toll Road nearing the summit.

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Pikes Peak Toll Road Near Pikes Peak Summit

Last segment of the Pikes Peak Toll Road nearing the summit.

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Pikes Peak Toll Road Near Pikes Peak Summit

Last segment of the Pikes Peak Toll Road nearing the summit.

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Pikes Peak Toll Road Near Pikes Peak Summit

Last segment of the Pikes Peak Toll Road nearing the summit.

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Pikes Peak Toll Road Near Pikes Peak Summit

Last segment of the Pikes Peak Toll Road nearing the summit.

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Radio Equipment Shack

Radio Equipment shack near summit of Pikes Peak. (DSC_5364.JPG)

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George & Chris Blood at 14,100 Feet

The Summit House at Pike's Peak serves thousands of people daily during the high tourist season. The house was built in the 1960's and wasn't designed to accomodate the numbers of people that it does today. Long lines form in the food service area right after the train arrives. You are allowed only 30-40 minutes at the top of Pike's Peak to prevent effects of high altitude (nausea, headaches). Budget your time accordingly.

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George & Nadine Smith at 14,100 Feet

The Summit House at Pike's Peak serves thousands of people daily during the high tourist season. The house was built in the 1960's and wasn't designed to accomodate the numbers of people that it does today. Long lines form in the food service area right after the train arrives. You are allowed only 30-40 minutes at the top of Pike's Peak to prevent effects of high altitude (nausea, headaches). Budget your time accordingly.

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North and West from Pikes Peak

North and West view from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5370.JPG)

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5371.JPG)

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5372.JPG)

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5373.JPG)

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak.

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak.

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North and west view from Pikes Peak

North and west view from Pikes Peak.

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A Fisheye View, North-West, Pikes Peak

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Cog Railroad Train and Summit House

A view towards the Cog Railroad train and the Summit House.

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Cog Railroad Train and Summit House

A view towards the Cog Railroad train and the Summit House.

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View Towards Southwest from Pikes Peak

View Towards Southwest from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5385.JPG)

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View Towards Southwest From Pikes Peak

View Towards Southwest From Pikes Peak. (DSC_5386.JPG)

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View Towards Southwest from Pikes Peak

Fisheye view towards the southwest from Pikes Peak. (DSC_5391.JPG)

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View Northeast Towards Summit House

Fisheye view northeast towards Summit House. (DSC_5397.JPG)

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View Northeast Towards Summit House

Fisheye view northeast towards Summit House. (DSC_5398.JPG)

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