Welcome to the home of our Pikes Peak Trekker project. This coming August, we’ll will capture panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course using Google Map’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Pikes Peak race to view the entire length of the trail from the comfort of their home, or on the go with any mobile device. Currently only a limited number of people per year have the fitness and privilege to race Pikes Peak; now anyone with a computer can see what the runners see during their journey from Manitou Springs to the 14,115′ mountain summit.
Led by our Director of Marketing Richard Bolt, the expedition of 3 to 4 trail runners will hike 6 to 7 miles uphill each day for two days with the 40-pound backpack-mounted camera system the week of August 14. We’re also going to image the Manitou Incline and trails in Garden of the Gods.
After the Google Maps team has processed the image data, users will be able to view it on this webpage or on one of our exclusive partner sites.
Trekker news will appear on the right side of this page under the post category: Pikes Peak Trekker