Re: Things to do in Colorado Springs
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 17:01:32 EST
Be sure and take them to the summit of Pikes Peak (over 14,000 feet),
either by car, cog railway or shoe leather express. Be warned,
though--the hike is a toughie; 10 or so hours and all at extreme
altitudes starting at about 9,000 feet, as I recall. The climb may
well be beyond the capacity of some of your younger boys, but it would
be a good Venture outing. You can drive to the summit in about an
hour, or take the cog railway. There's a souvenier shop and
restaurant on the summit.
Also, don't forget the Air Force Academy.
Have fun; I love the Colorado mountains, and have climbed 19 of the
fourteeners, including Pikes Peak (as you may have gathered).
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City