The Pikes Peak Region continues to see both light rain and snow, even a mix in some places so far in the early afternoon hours. Eventually this afternoon, the rain will change all into snow for the Pikes Peak region, while areas to the south and east start picking up on rain. By the overnight hours, all will be in the snow category. This looks to end by the early morning hours on Sunday. For a look at totals, current radar, as well as the detailed forecast, click on the Weather Tab.
In the past decade the number of hikers ascending Colorado's 14ers has tripled, and the number keeps rising.
Last year, a half million people conquered at least one
14,000 foot peak. Land managers forecast that figure will rise
another ten percent within the next year.
Lyle Laverty, state parks directors, said all those footsteps
are wearing out the infrastructure. At the same time usage is increasing, the federal agencies that manage mountain trials are dealing with budget cuts.