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Archive for October, 2013


The Great Incline Pumpkin Escape

This past weekend I carved up a Manitou Incline jack-o-lantern. I’ve had this shot as the cover photo on the Manitou Incline Hike Facebook page for a few days. I was inspired by the great Incline Friends pumpkin that Roger Austin took to the top of the Incline last year. Roger also did another Incline [...]

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Emma Crawford Races October 26, 2013

The Emma Crawford Coffin races are tomorrow October 26, 2013. The races are noon until 3 PM. I don’t know when Manitou Avenue will be closed but I’d expect by mid morning it’ll be tough to find parking in Manitou. If you plan on hiking the Incline tomorrow, go early or late or plan on [...]

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What’s Important to You in Colorado Springs?

Nick Kittle wants to know what’s important to the people of Colorado Springs. Nick used to work for Colorado Springs doing sustainability stuff but now runs his own company, Sustainovation LLC. To find out what’s important to Colorado Springs residents, Nick created a survey with 22 possible local projects. You can chose up to 5 [...]

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Incline Work Day October 2013

Last Saturday, October 12, 2013, I got up early and headed up the Incline at 6 AM to get some Incline sunrise photos. I ran down the Incline to get back for the Incline Friends work day. Volunteers filled erosion gullies on the lower part of the Incline. Gravel that has made the Incline narrow [...]

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Fall Manitou Incline T-Shirts

Fall Manitou Incline t-shirts are available to pre-order now through Thursday afternoon. I’m using a t-shirt site that does pre-orders and then they print and ship them. It should make it simple for you and me. Order one now as they won’t be available after Thursday!

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Incline Photos October 12, 2013

I went up the Incline on Saturday October 12, 2013 before the Incline work day to try getting some sunrise photos. The ties were frosty so I had to be extra careful. At first it didn’t look promising for sunrise but then the sun popped up from behind the low clouds. Some great color for [...]

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Incline Work Day

The Manitou Incline is constantly being eroding with it’s steep grade. This summer’s rains have been hard on the Incline. A planned workday in September got canceled since city resources to support the work day were needed elsewhere because of the flooding. The Incline work day has been rescheduled for October 12th, 2013. Volunteers will [...]

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Iron Springs Chateau Incline Fundraiser

The Incline Friends are having a fundraiser for the Incline at the Iron Springs Chateau on Friday, October 4. For $30 you get dinner (4 entree choices, including gluten free pasta), coffee, tea and water AND a voucher for one free day of parking at the Iron Springs Chateau parking area (any day, as availability [...]

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