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... at the top to
enjoy the views and the gift shop. The train travels to an elevation of 14,115 ft., well above the tree line and at this time of the year it is still snow covered. The temperature today at the top was 30 degrees, with a wind that made it feel much colder requiring winter coats.
Some other facts about the train are: the track is 8.9 miles long, it is the highest cog railway in the world, ...
... take us up to Pike's Peak which is about 14,110 ft. This is a ride of only 8.9 miles but the train must climb this very steep slope and so the ride up and down including a stop at the top of about 30 min is 3 hrs and 10 min. The train has a cog system so that it can climb ...
Arrived in Colorado Springs around 11am and went directly to the The Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy is unique in its dual role as both an Air Force installation and a university. The 10th Air Base Wing provides logistical, medical, fire response, security, civil engineering, family care and medical support across the 18,000-acre installation for a community of approximately 25,000.
We stopped at the base exchxange looking for a ...
... ride of 8000+ feet above Colorado Springs took 1.5 hours. We learned that last week dropped 36" on the mountain, and we saw more and more evidence of that as we climbed. About 3PM we topped at the Observation Area for refreshments.
The view was breathtaking, to be sure! In fact, some of the 120 or so passengers sought oxygen assistance! I too ...
... yet NOT shocking to me) is that the Broadmoor is like a block away…you drive for miles through fancy mansions to get there. All that money and wealth in this area and this is how animals are treated?? I am most disturbed that we as human beings can just go to a place like this and look at animals and not question how they are being cared for. Once when we were at Sea World Jym mentioned how a polar bear we were looking at in an enclosure (a ...