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The Manitou and Pike39s Peak Railway also known as the Pikes

The Manitou and Pike39s Peak Railway also known as the Pikes

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Once there I had to pull over so we could get a few pictures of Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway 2 on display in downtown Manitou Springs.

Chris Parker and I left the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway, retracing our route back to Interstate 25 and going south to US 24 West towards Manitou ...

Once there I had to pull over so we could get a few pictures of Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway 2 on display in downtown Manitou Springs.

We turned left on Ruxton Avenue and headed through town to the parking area of the Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway.

One of the GE cars sitting outside that is used mainly for work train service. I took some pictures around the station area and shops including one of the ...

The train sets came in with the one-car train attached to the front of our two-car set.

The view of the mountain nearing Deer Park.

Soon Chris and I were seated in what would become the rear of our train, but first we would try to go further up Pikes Peak.

We came to Minnehaha, which is the site of a siding, water tower, and a waterfall on the south side of our train. We started up the very steep "Son of a ...

A fantastic view from where we stopped.

With that I knew we would not make the summit of Pikes Peak, but it still had been a great trip.

You could see Pikes Peak through the trees. The grade became gentler as we passed through Ruxton Park and passed by Pilot's Knob.

The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway Station.

The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway Station.

For perspective on our hike, this is the view of Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs.

A few days prior to our hike, the annual Pikes Peak Marathon had taken place. For us this was great because it left signs to regularly let us know how far ...

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How I even managed this half-smile is beyond me. At this point I was experiencing severe dizziness, headaches, and shortness of breath.

While we waited for the short train to leave, I asked the men in the first seat by the front window if they wanted to ...

Little did I know at the time these three miles above the timberline would be the most difficult 3 miles of my life.

A few days prior to our hike, the annual Pikes Peak Marathon had taken place. For us this was great because it left signs to regularly let us know how far ...

Jane standing in "The Passage". Here the trail goes under a group of boulders.

View of Colorado Springs in the distance. You can also slightly make out the Garden of the Gods.

A few days prior to our hike, the annual Pikes Peak Marathon had taken place. For us this was great because it left signs to regularly let us know how far ...

The Cirque.

View of Colorado Springs in the distance. You can also slightly make out the Garden of the Gods.

Little did I know at the time these three miles above the timberline would be the most difficult 3 miles of my life.

View of Colorado Springs in the distance. You can also slightly make out the Garden of the Gods.

Little did I know at the time these three miles above the timberline would be the most difficult 3 miles of my life.

Little did I know at the time these three miles above the timberline would be the most difficult 3 miles of my life.

For perspective on our hike, this is the view of Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs.

Little did I know at the time these three miles above the timberline would be the most difficult 3 miles of my life.

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