BAck at the depot in plenty of time to get ready for the climb. There are three ways to get to the Peak. Hike (7-8 hours), Drive an 18 mile road for $12 an adult and $5 per child. or $40 a car (up to 5 persons), or our choice the Cog train $33 a person, we considered pricey, but we won't be back so up we go ont he cog train.
The trains are nice, two facing two on one side and three facing three on the other side. We sat in front of two folks who were Swedish but from Italy. Nice young couple. Below is our first lake.
We passed several lakes. Also passed one train on the doward run. Everyone waves like they know each other. The rock building is called Windy Point. Used years ago for workers.
Another lake. I believe the left side of the train as you go up is the better all round view, but there are advantages to both sides. YOur ticket specifies the seat you ride up and back, it is the same.
Here is a View of Colorado Springs.
At the Top. Sherry in front of Rock Rubble. I love the rocks There are three perfect ridges behind Sherry going down the mt. about a quarter mile.
A nice lady shot our picture. We are over 14,000 ft. We left 75 degrees, it is 39 degrees here at the peak.
Another view of the valley below.
One brave soul out on the edge.
View on the opposite side from Colorado Springs.
We took over 70 pictures, but his is my favorite. The valley below showing the rock rubble and cloud shadows on the valley and the lower mountains.
More rock rubble. We saw a lot of the on the East Coast also while we walked the Appalachian trail. I always wonder what process God used to break these rodk up. They are from 50 to 500 lbs each. man sure did not arrange them.
I know I shoot a lot of rocks. This is to show the angle of repose of the rocks. We are going down the mt.
Another good view....
More rock, but notice the angle of the trees in the back ground.
We made it back down. We were both tired. I am more tired now becasue I got to this point a while ago and lost every thing. So I am not going back to correct mistakes.