Ascent of Pikes Peak on 2011-08-20

Climber: Jason Reed

Others in Party:Erika K
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Train
Peak:Pikes Peak
    Elevation:14110 ft / 4300 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the cog railway from Manitou Springs. Cost was $34 per person. This was to acclimate before the marathon to be run tomorrow. The ride up is scenic and there's a guide person on the railcar to point out the sites and tell a bunch of corny jokes. At the top you have 40 minutes to take pictures and shop in the gift shop which doesn't quite seem to be enough time. On the way down the guide has much less to say which was nice so we could relax and look at the scenery.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:7462 ft / 2274 m
    Distance:20.5 mi / 33 km
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:7462 ft / 2274 m
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Route:Cog Railway
    Trailhead:Cog Railway - Manitou Springs  6648 ft / 2026 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Route:Cog Railway
    Trailhead:Cog Railway - Manitou Springs  
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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