Happy Birthday, AdAmAn Club

In order to publicize Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” some imaginative Colorado Springs promoters conceived the idea to set off fireworks from the summit of Pikes Peak on New Year’s Eve in 1922. The arduous trek on foot and with heavy backpacks that held the firework rockets was made by mountaineering brothers Fred and Ed Morath; … Continue reading Happy Birthday, AdAmAn Club

America the Beautiful

Barr Trail is one of the Pikes Peak region’s most iconic hiking paths and whether one trains for the annual Pikes Peak Ascent or Marathon, or simply desires to hike it for its own merit, it packs a punch. Beginning at an elevation of approximately 6,800 feet in Manitou Springs, it climbs steadily to 14,115 … Continue reading America the Beautiful

Pikes Peak

The highest heights have inspired humankind since times immemorial. In Colorado, we are spoiled not only with lofty mountains, but with a generous number of 14ers: at least 53 stretch above fourteen thousand feet, though the actual number is still debated, depending on the definition used. That Colorado Springs was put on the map had … Continue reading Pikes Peak