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" Robinson, who was in front with me; but in half an hour they appeared in full view before us. When our small party arrived on the hill they with one accord gave three cheers to the Mexican mountains. "
The World's Work - Page 7857
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Pikes Peak Backcountry: The Historic Saga of the Peak's West Slope

Celinda Reynolds Kaelin - History - 1995 - 242 pages
...offered his first glimpse of the 14,110-foot mountain that would come to bear his name. Pike wrote that "At two o'clock in the afternoon I thought I could...our right which appeared like a small blue cloud." Actually, he had to travel another 150 miles over a period of twelve days before his party encountered...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Old West

Mike Flanagan - History - 1999 - 450 pages
...in the vicinity. By November 11, the party had moved into present Colorado. On the 15th, Pike beheld "a mountain to our right which appeared like a small blue cloud." On the 24th, Pike announced that he, Robinson, and two privates would go climb the "Grand Peak." In...
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Roof of the Rockies: A History of Colorado Mountaineering

William M. Bueler - Sports & Recreation - 2000 - 239 pages
...mountains on November 15, 1806, from near the present town of Las Animas. In his often quoted words, "At two o'clock in the afternoon I thought I could...mountain to our right, which appeared like a small blue cloud."s Not until half an hour later did a rise in the plains give a better view and remove any lingering...
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Colorado

Stewart M. Green - Travel - 2003 - 320 pages
...the Colorado plains on November 15, 1806. He recorded the occasion in his journal: "At two o'clock I thought I could distinguish a mountain to our right, which appeared like a small blue cloud." Pike dubbed it Grand Peak and calculated its elevation at 18,851 feet. Pike and a small party of soldiers...
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High Country: Touring the Colorado Rockies

Susan M. Neider - Travel - 2005 - 119 pages
...Zebulon Pike led an expedition of soldiers into the Rockies. On November 15 he wrote, "At two o'clock I thought I could distinguish a mountain to our right, which appeared like a small blue cloud." Later in that journey he described the lofty summit of Pikes Peak, "which was entirely bare of vegetation...
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Colorado A Guide to the Highest State

Federal Writers' Project
...sighted the peak that was to bear his name. "At two o'clock in the afternoon," he wrote in his journal, "I thought I could distinguish a mountain to our right,...which appeared like a small blue cloud; viewed it with a spy glass, and was still more confirmed in my conjecture ... in half an hour they appeared in full...
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