Pikes Peak Mountain, ColoradoPikes peak hasbeen in operationfor over 120 years.With more thanjust ski runs, a Cograilway, and giftshops. Pikes Peakis historical.Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway: http://cograilway.com/aboutpikespeak.htm
A mountain top of over 14,000 feetand part of the Rocky mountain chain. Left: James Niehues (Resort & Panoramic Illustrator
Pikes Peak was also part of the Gold Rush in the 19th century/1800’s.Cris Magnino at http://colorado-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/04/pikes-peak-destination-of-59ers.html
The Cog railway and the trains that run it http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/family-vacations-in-colorado1.htm
Here was taken on Pikes Peak looking NorthPikes Peak is named afterZebulon Pike who is an earlyexplorer of the South-Westarea. He first called it “GreatPeak” with an attempt atclimbing it with a smallteam of men. This wasthwarted by weather atabout 10,000 ft. http://alan927.jalbum.net/Skins/ExhibitPlus/slides/Pikes%20Peak%20- %20Looking%20North.html
The Cog railway has been upgraded for security and stability from bottom to tophttp://southernsizzleromance.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/wish-you-were-here-pikes-peak/
http://transformationsandwhispers.blogspot.com/2010/09 /pikes-peak-or- bust.htmlOn the day this wastaken it was 42’ on top of Pikes Peak and ColoradoSprings was about 91’. http://transformationsandwhispers.blogspot.com/2010/09/pikes-peak-or-bust.html
Pikes Peak National Forest is also very interesting and a great place to be http://www.americansouthwest.net/colorado/pikes-peak/index.html
Pikes Peak or Busthttp://transformationsandwhispers.blogspot.com/2010/09/pikes-peak-or-bust.htmlhttp://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.8405555555556&lon=-105.043888888889
Pikes Peak has been declared aNational Historic Landmark in 1961 http://www.enotes.com/topic/Pikes_Peak
Pikes Peak SnowPhoto: Richard A. Miller at http://www.vintagecoloradopoetry.us/indexjan08.html
The Mountains CreationAs we can see it takes a lot of time, pressure, heat, and two different pieces of arching crust that are constantly being pushed together with only one way to go, up.
By: Keith Mravlja GEO – 111 Sam Fox• All images used have web sites below them in their perspective slides.