Ascent of Pikes Peak on 1999-08-12
|Date:||Thursday, August 12, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14110 ft / 4300 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBegan the night before at the Manitou Springs parking area for the Barr Trail. Made it to Barr Camp where I had a reservation for the cabin (along with a bunch of other folks). Slept in the loft area but was up well before dawn and as far as I know was the first one away from the cabin that morning. The late night sky was beautiful and I saw several meteors, then the dawn was spectacular. Made to the summit in decent time and enjoyed my donut. A nice family offered me a ride back to Manitou Springs, which I accepted.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||7510 ft / 2289 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||7510 ft / 2289 m|
| Distance:||12.9 mi / 20.8 km|
| Route:||Barr Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Manitou Springs parking area 6600 ft / 2011 m|
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