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". . . we stood at last on that Gate-of-Heaven summit . . . and gazed in wordless rapture over the far expanse of mountain ranges and the sea-like sweep of plain."
-- Katharine Lee Bates, writing in her diary after reaching the summit of Pikes Peak in 1893; nine years later, she would write the immortal words in a poem that are now the lyrics to our classic anthem "America the Beautiful."
Cathedral/Gray Rock, north summit (elevation: 6,700 ft / 2,042 m)
Pikes Peak (elevation: 14,114 ft / 4,302 m), 9.2 miles beyond
Garden of the Gods Park
February 5th, 2014
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