Friday, October 7, 2011

10/07 Pikes Peak in the am

We are about to turn around and go down the mountain as the summit is closed. This is an amazing drive! The temperature has been dropping as we climbed up and now there's snow and it's 32 degrees. Nora has been in heaven on this drive as it's like her home in the Swiss Alps!
We stopped at Crystal Reservoir to take a walk, eat lunch, and visit the gift shop. There is a walking path going part of the way around the reservoir. The reservoir itself is it deep crystal blue with sunlight glistening off its surface rippled by light wind. Behind it is the backdrop of Pikes Peak — a snow covered mountain (14,000+ feet elevation) with a foreground of pine trees and beautiful bursts of bright yellow birch trees in their fall finest.

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