The biggest adventure I have ever personally experienced with Pike’s Peak (other than the thrill of seeing all of its changes and nuances outside of the windows of our home each day!) is driving up there with family. It is one of the wonderful 14er’s on the Front Range of Colorado. What’s so adventurous about driving up Pike’s Peak? Well, it is a narrow road and most of the way there are no guard rails. Let me tell you, it is a thrill to look down out of the car window and see open space that could be described as an abyss!
But I’m going to show you some pictures of people who have had true adventures on “America’s Mountain.” By the way, Pike’s Peak was Katherine Lee Bates’ inspiration for the song America the Beautiful. You can read about that here.
So following are pictures of people doing wild and crazy things on this mountain. I know that each year on New Years I shudder as I think of the group of people who climb Pike’s Peak in the often frigid temperatures, wind storms, and blizzards to set off fireworks at midnight!
Here are some pics of those who just couldn’t control themselves from experiencing the thrill of exploring this marvelous mountain.