It's been a few days, but I got some more done.
Only two places in the US have cog railways. Mt. Washington and Pikes Peak.
Both diesel and steam power are used to power the cogs.
The starting point of the auto road just above the cog train
Now I know why I rode all the way out here.
The appalachian trail runs up the west side of the mountain. I took a walk down towards the lake of the clouds. Since I didn't have hiking type equipment on me I didn't want to go to far down the trail.
It's a rather rough and sometimes steep trail on this part of the mountain. The stacked rock piles mark the trail.
A parting shot of the sherman adams building which houses the vistors center and observation deck.
Up next Maine.