The Continental Quack-vide

Crossing the Rockies at Pike's Peak, Cascade, CO

WesTrek '99

July 1999

The flat lands of Kansas quickly give way to an uphill climb for the trek to Denver. Of course Dave and NOT are used to having an uphill fight most of their lives so this is just another travel, but one that reaches 14,000 feet. Here it is July 1, and NOT is resting against some snow on Pike's Peak.

Brrr - it's cold!

The windy view of Pike's Peak not only inspired the writing of America the Beautiful but also NOT's hanging on to his cable for dear life in the breeze..

Oh Beautiful for spacious skies!

The air is a bit thin up there, even for a duck who is used to flying. Just usually when he's at fourteen thousand feet, he's been in an airplane.

Fourteen Thousand feet and windy

That doesn't stop Dave though in his cold enthusiasm at the top.   Windy and 45 degrees with a chance of snow was the weather forecast there on this sunny July 1st.

Don't let me fly away!

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Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman

Prepared Fall 1999.  Last updated June 2006