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Nov 27, 2007 - Pikes Peak 14,110 above sea level

In Colorado there are 54 fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet above sea level). Pikes Peak ranked 31st, just west of Colorado Springs, is probably best known largely because the view from the summit inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write the words to 'America The Beautiful'. The 14,110ft peak was first mapped by Zabulon Pike in 1806 although he never climbed it himself. By the end of the century gondola trails had been built to carry rich tourist to the top. Today there is a 19 mile long road to the top and also a cog railway. More than...

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