I started with pictures from a drive to Montana in the last post. The pictures there are from the first day's drive.
Today a little bit from the trip up the Rockies stopping off at Colorado Springs and at Pike's Peak.
|The Garden of the Gods is a spectacular set of rock formations that, in 2007, was almost inside the city of Colorado Springs.|
By now it may have been enveloped.
|The park is very popular with local people and with tourists.|
O beautiful, for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain....
|View from the road.|
|At the top, even in June, there is snow. It was about 80F at the bottom, and about 40F at the top.|
|Not much grows at the top of the mountain where it's pretty chilly all summer and really cold in the winter. Plus I think there isn't a whole lot of water available for the plants.|