|Pike's Peak Cog Railroad train in the yard|
Once I got inside and changed into a little warmer clothing I made my reservation to ride the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak. I chose the last train of the day because I thought the crowds might be lighter and hoping to see the sun go down from the mountain top. My assigned seat on the train put me right up front next to the engineer so the views were fabulous. The seats were three across on my side of the train so I got to meet a nice couple in town on vacation -- from Smyrna, TN. Seems there is always a Tennessee connection everywhere I go!
|Captured on the webcam walking from the train toward a cache|
|Looking back toward Kansas. Boy is it flat from here.|
|So all I had to do was go around to the back side and climb up to find the cache.|
|Good thing I didn't see any mountain |
lions since the instructions on the
sign were faded out.
As beautiful as it was, Colorado was not a place I wanted to stay too long. The only way I want to see the winter views is via video, although I wouldn't mind being on one of those mountain tops enjoying the views if you could helicopter me in and out. Until then I will have to point the nose of Horizon Seeker downhill off the mountains which means that as I leave my mirrors are filled with more of that "postcard pretty" view that makes me smile so hard my jaws hurt. Good bye, Colorado, you beautiful lady.