Adventure Seven – Manitou Springs

We again get up at 6 and have breakfast. Pack and leave by 8:15. Two of our group left at 8, so it is John and Nancy, Jim and Dorothea and us. Off we go. Mount Princeton and the area is very pretty.

Mount Princeton

We start seeing more fall colors – the aspen turning pretty yellow.

Fall is here in the high country.

We go on until we make a brief break at Lake George to stretch our legs.

Our next stop is after climbing over Wilkerson Pass – over 9500 feet – no problems. We stop at the Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument.

Fossils and native plants
Note the saw blade , where they tried to cut pieces out for the world’s fair!

Next we are onto the Garden of the Gods:

Next stop is the Cliff Dwellings:

From here we go check into the motel. We skipped lunch today, but are having a big pizza dinner in the park with the local Model A Club at 5. Well by 6:35 the pizza finally shows up. It is getting dark and cold, so we just eat and head back to the motel for the night.