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I drove to Colorado Springs and got a room for the night. I plan on going to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tomorrow, which is a bit west of town, but the hotel manager called to tell me he noticed that one of my tires is going flat so tomorrow is unlikely to go according to plan.
... I didn't let him finish. "No! Thanks!" He laughed and said he wanted to make sure I didn't have a mechanical. That especially motivated me, I hated walking at all but I was getting to the top of this mountain under my own power! It felt great to be so determined!
Finally, after 2 hours and 16 minutes, I rolled over the top to the summit, pumping my fist into the air as I did! At 14,110 feet, this is easily the highest point I've ever stood on ...
... but I'd have to say when you have just seen Arches National Park and Monument Valley it was never going to be as impressive as those! Of course we spent some time and money in the gift shop! Then we headed out to the Cliff Dwellings At Manitou Springs. This is the original housing styles of the local indians, imbedded into rock. It was very interesting to explore.
The evening was completed at my good ...
... circa 1870. It is a spectacular development which would have made the disaster all the more tragic if it had burned. On the right side, one can see the scar that reached down into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, completely destroying nearly 350 homes.
From the overlook we drove to the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. We took the winding road through Garden of the Gods. This is ...
I've lost count, but this is at least my 7th time to Colorado Springs and I'm not complaining. The Springs is one of my favorite places to go.
I have work at Fort Carson, of course, but my mind is really only set on one thing....going hiking in National Parks! In the three weeks I'm going to be here I hope to go to Rocky Mountain National Park and Great Sand Dunes National Park.
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