Welcome to the home of our Pikes Peak Trekker project. On Tuesday August 15, we captured panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course using Google’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. See the team reach the summit in the video below:
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 50-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.
On Monday, August 14, the ATRA crew was at the Colorado Running Company’s Manitou Spring location at 513 Manitou Avenue for a “meet the Trekker Team” complete with a Power Point presentation by Richard Bolt about the Western States Trekker Expedition and details on the Pikes Peak Trekker expedition for 2017 which will also included imaging the Incline and trails in the Garden of the Gods Park.
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