Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mt. Le Conte

In the top photo, Mt. Le Conte is in the background descending into the clouds. That picture was taken at mid morning when the air was misty.  The photo below was taken later in the afternoon when the sun was bright and any time you take photos at mid day, it washes the colors out.  You can see all 4 subpeaks. The four subpeaks are above 6,000 ft on the mountain (referred to as the LeConte massif): West Point (6,344 ft/1,934 m), High Top (6,593 ft/2,010 m), Cliff Tops (6,555 ft/1,998 m), and Myrtle Point (6,200 ft/1,890 m). In addition, Balsam Point (5,840+ ft/1,780+ m) serves as the dramatic west end of the massif.

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