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... out significant natural features of the mountain.
The cog railroad climbs at an amazingly steep 25% grade, which is six times greater than the steepest grade found on typical railroads. This is possible because the cog train uses a cog or gear engaged to a continuously toothed third rail to literally pull itself forward. It was a smooth journey – slow and steady – that allowed us to oohh and aahh along the way.
As we gained elevation, the low cloud ...
... anyway. It was a
large park surrounded by residential communities that consisted of winding roads over mountainous terrain with many parking areas allowing hikers and bicyclists to enjoy the many trails in the park. We parked in one of the higher parking lots and took a short walk around the area, until the rain chased us back to the truck. At this time we decided to call it a day and head back to the camper.
... fries are super skinny little fries liberally doused in salt and pepper and are also tasty. We choose two sundaes -- one peanut butter cup with half vanilla custard and half chocolate ccustad and another sundae with a brownie on the bottom and covered in chocolate ...
... the whole way up. Still, as soon as I got off that train I was so dizzy I didn't think I could walk. I felt almost faint. They told me to just sit down and drink more water. Which I did, but I couldn't walk around the summit too much. At 27 degrees, I am not sure I would have wanted to though. The rain they had in Colorado Springs was snow up at the summit of Pikes Peak, which was beautiful but without a winter coat ...
... We saw one or two pickups but they are a rarity. It looked like most people put hitches on their BMWs and Mercedes and pulled a trailer to haul their stuff
Gas – Gas and diesel are expensive in Europe. We paid 1.42 Euro/liter for diesel which translates to approximately $7 US/gallon. Gas is even more expensive at 1.58 Euro/liter, or $7.80 per gallon.
Ice – Germans apparently don’t believe in ice. The only hotel with ...