Friday, February 23, 2007

Finally ringing the peak?

As Dave Philipps reported in today's Gazette, Colorado Springs Utilities officials said Thursday night they will allow trails on the south slope of Pikes Peak.

It's an abrupt turn from previous statements there could be no general access to the area for fear someone would contaminate - intentionally or not - a major community water supply. Local residents have lobbied for years for access.

This would include a 10-mile-or-so bit of trail that's part of the Ring the Peak Trail encircling Pikes Peak. Sure, there are issues to be worked out, but what do you think?!? Are you ready to hike? Fearful of contaminants? Hankering to fish?


zen said...

Dave - based on the (rough) map posted on it looks as though the Eastern slope of Pikes peak from the immediate summit down towards the lakes will be closed. That can't be right, can it?!

Those tundra slopes are open right now.

Dena Rosenberry said...

I meant to include a note saying a correct map is on its way. Dunno what happened to the original, but it's incorrect.