A Look From The Top
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pike's Peak (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Continental Divide (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zebulon Montgomery Pike (approx. 0.7 miles away); Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Inspiration of 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); Dont kill them with kindness (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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