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Archive for February, 2012


Critical Incline Votes

Update 2/28/12: Both Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs city councils unanimously approved the IGA for the Incline. That’s 2 more big steps climbed but there are many more including an act of Congress before the Incline can be legallly opened. Tomorrow is a critical day in the legalization of the Manitou Incline for hiking or [...]

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Act of Congress Needed to Legalize Hiking the Incline

Yes, you read the title correctly. It looks like it’s literally going to take an act of the US Congress to legalize hiking the Manitou Incline although it’ll take even more than that. The Incline Friends found out last summer that the federal government has to declare railroads abandoned before the land can be used [...]

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Incline Conditions Mid February 2012

The trail conditions on the Manitou Incline haven’t changed much in the last few weeks since there hasn’t been much new snow. There has been a bit more snow for a day or 2 after newsnow and then it melts. There still is ice left from older snows just below the track split about half [...]

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Foggy Incline Sunrise

Jeff Gallup got this awesome shot (click to enlarge) from the top of the Manitou Incline early Thursday morning, February 16. Fog blanketed most of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs but the top of the Incline was above the clouds. You can see the lights of Manitou Avenue peeking through in the lower left of [...]

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Manitou City Council Discussing Incline IGA Tonight

Manitou Springs city council is discussing the Inter-Governmental Agreement with Colorado Springs for the Manitou Incline in a work session tonight at 7 PM. They could move it to a February 28 vote or scuttle it for now. The work session is open to the public. Colorado Springs city council considered it yesterday and moved [...]

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D’Vine Wine Supports the Incline Friends

D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs is supporting the nonprofit Incline Friends with 2 of their wines. The Incline Friends is the group working toward legalization of the popular Incline and its maintenance. If you love hiking the Manitou Incline and enjoy a nice bottle of wine, check out D’Vine Wine’s selection. D’Vine Wines will contribute [...]

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Colorado Springs at Night from Incline Summit

Ever wonder what the Manitou and Colorado Springs lights look like at night from the summit of the Incline? The photo above is from the top of the Incline on February 2, 2012 as light snow fell. The photo below is from December 11th, 2008 on a moonlit evening. Unfortunately once the Manitou Incline becomes [...]

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Photos Benefit the Incline

Last fall firefighters from Tri Lakes/Monument fire station hiked up the Manitou Incline in full gear to commemorate their fallen comrades and all who died on 9/11. The firefighters figured each step represented one person who had died that day, and the total height was the same as climbing both of the Twin Towers. Photographer [...]

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