Legends and stories
Pikes Peak include:
the Native Americans' Mountain
The 18th Century explorers from France and Spain
Zebulon Pike's exploration and the "unclimbable" mountain
Stephen Long's expedition and Edwin James' first ascent
Naming the mountain
John C. Fremont's famous map
The travels of George Fredrick Ruxton
Pikes Peak or Bust!
Julia Holmes, the first white woman to ascend the Peak
John Wesley Powell's one-armed ascent
Foot trails to the summit
The 1875 Hayden Survey
Old Glory flies from the Nation's highest signal station
Poor little Erin O'Keefe: Rodents on the Rampage!
Charles Lummis walks to the summit...from Cincinnati
George Theyer and his 1886 "mountain bike"
The Pikes Peak Carriage Road
The man who homesteaded the summit
Building a railroad to 14, 110 feet
"Professor" Felts and his hang glider
Nicola Tesla searches for electric earth currents"
The Locomobile's trip to the top
Building the auto road to the summit
The origin of the AdAmAn Club
The establishment of Pike National Forest
Katherine Lee Bates writes America the Beautiful
...and much more!
Author James McChristal
lived in the shadow of Pikes Peak for many years. A graduate
of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, he has been a mountaineer,
a writer, a professional river guide, and a Ranger in a number
of different National Parks around the West.
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