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Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Look From The Top

 
 
A Look From The Top Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. A Look From The Top Marker
Inscription. Pikes Peak You are at 13,380 feet, 4,078 meters Feeling Spacey? In the United States you can not get much closer to outer space than this! Are you dizzy and short of breath? No wonder, you are 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above sea level! There is 40% less oxygen here as down below. Beware, thinner atmosphere accelerated sun burning.

Alpine: Above the Forest. You have reached the harshest environment on Pikes Peak. From the ? do not grow here? There are some hard hips from can not endure. The moister robbing winds and zero temperatures massive snow packs and thin soil. Have you noticed any of these alpine hardships today?

How is the Weather? Like no where you have ever been? Wind speeds up to 120 miles per hour? (193 km/hr) Temperature extremes from -60 F to 64 F. Snow drifts up to 20 feet deep. Pike National Forest, Colorado Division of Wildlife
 
Erected by Pike National Forest, Colorado Division of Wildlife.
 
Location. 38° 50.79′ N, 105° 3.089′ W. Marker is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pikes Peak Toll Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies

Looking Eastward, Colorado Springs seen below image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, May 29, 1994
2. Looking Eastward, Colorado Springs seen below
Atlantic Ocean Watershed; rainfall on this side eventually reaches the Atlantic Ocean.
. Pike's Peak (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Continental Divide (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zebulon Montgomery Pike (approx. 0.7 miles away); America the Beautiful (approx. 0.7 miles away); Race to the Clouds (approx. 2.3 miles away); From Carriages to Corvettes (approx. 2.3 miles away); Amazing Pikes Peak Feats (approx. 2.3 miles away); Donít kill them with kindness (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
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Looking Westward, from summit of Pikes Peak image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, May 29, 1994
3. Looking Westward, from summit of Pikes Peak
Pacific Ocean Watershed; rainfall on this side eventually reaches the Pacific Ocean.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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