So I am re-posting this -- one of my favorite posts about beautiful Colorado. Click here to read all about our stays there. Thanks to Chari for the SUNDAY FAVORITES meme, which gives us an excuse to share some older posts. I loved getting a second look at beautiful Mt Evans -- hope everyone else does too.
(Visit Skywatch Friday for more views of beautiful skies.) Here is the original post:
Mount Evans is one of quite a few 14,000+ feet peaks near where our son Geoff and his wife Lisa live (and also near where we live when we're in Colorado). But this Mountain is different from the rest because it has a paved road all the way to the top. It is said to be the highest paved road in the world.
This is really a lucky break for us -- believe me, we're not going to be climbing anything that high ever. Just getting out of Geoff's Jeep and walking around is enough high-altitude hiking for us.
Real climbers probably kind of hate that there is an easy way to get to the top of this mountain and I really couldn't blame them. But this real mountain climber didn't seem to mind us being there as he looked down from his even higher perch.
The building on top of the peak (below), called Crest House, was built in 1939 and was the highest structure in the world at 14,260 feet. It was destroyed in a propane explosion in 1979. Only the outer walls remain; it's now an observation platform. You can see for miles.
Reading the warning sign actually made me feel good -- as if we were in pretty good shape just to stay alive up there! (added note: click on this picture or any other for a better view.)