|Denver Post photo of AdAmAn Club members starting up Barr Trail.|
Members of the AdAmAn Club (because they "add a man" annually) "had to turn back just a mile from the summit."
Pikes Peak Ranger Jay Vickerman told The Gazette that temperatures were 25 below zero [F.] and winds hit 70 mph.In my memory, they were always fired, even if into heavy clouds. The pyrotechnics themselves are hauled to the summit by truck in advance of the event, while club members just carry their own personal gear up on the Barr Trail.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the Pikes Peak fireworks had ever been canceled before.
Funny how the cancellation of an event like that makes you feel like something has gone subtly wrong with the cosmos.