A spring snow storm blanketed the Pikes Peak region yesterday. So I thought a drive along Rampart Range Road through the Pike National Forest today might yield a shot or two. The snow was heavy and wet but the wind was plenty strong to blow it from tree to tree.
While the weather wasn't great I spent the morning hiking the Glen Eyrie property. This is the castle the founder of Colorado Springs built for his sick wife. It is in a very secluded area near Garden of the Gods and has some spectacular views of the Front Range.
An early morning view of one of the unusual rock formations in Garden of the Gods Park. Behind is the start of the Colorado Rockies. Sharp eyed viewers will note the grade of the former Colorado Midland Railroad.