T-shirt – Pikes Peak
“Pikes Peak, Turning back from Mount Rosa”. Pikes Peak is depicted here with Pike, Robinson, Miller and Brown leaving Mount Rosa after they realized that Pike’s Peak summit could not be reached by them.
This T-shirt is a gray, cotton T-shirt printed in full color.
On November 24th 1806, Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, Dr. John Robinson, Theodore Miller and John Brown began a 6 day attempt to climb a 14,114′ mountain, which later was named for him, PIKES PEAK. They were about to gain an appreciation for the Colorado Rockies. When Pike cited this “small blue cloud” in Las Animas, Colorado, 173 miles away, they had little realization of how the altitude in Colorado can make one misjudge distances.
They were taking a trip that they considered to be two or three days. It actually ended up to be a distance of 100 miles, half on horse back, and half of which had to be steeply climbed.
When they final turned back they were in many feet of snow, below zero temperatures, and 9.97 miles to the top of Pikes Peak with a vertical climb of a mile. Pike is shown at the top of the group. They returned to the Pueblo stockade on November 29.
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