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Summit of Pike's Peak, Colorado USA
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Pike’s Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The mountain was named after Zebulon Pike, Jr., the explorer who led an expedition to southern Colorado in 1806. The mountain, at 14,115 is a designated National Historical Landmark. It was one of the first mountains visible from the Prairie as the early settlers moved west. It is the easternmost 14,000 foot peak in the U.S. The peak was first climbed by Europeans in 1820 by a botanist named Edwin James. The mountain became the namesake of the 1858 Colorado Gold Rush when the slogan of the miners became “Pike’s Peak or Bust.” There is a gift shop and restaurant on the top of the peak and there is a cog railway to top as well as a paved highway. At the time this panorama was taken, it was snowing in June.
Copyright: James l. tanner
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Uploaded: 17/06/2012
Updated: 03/09/2014
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