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?