National Geographic : 1932 Jul
© National Geographic Society Natural Color Photograph byFred Payne Clatworthy PIKES PEAK, AMERICA'S MOST FAMILIAR MOUNTAIN Up Fountain Creek, shown in the foreground, Captain Zebulon Pike and a squad of enlisted menmarched in1806, inthe first recorded effort to climb "the Grand Peak." Turning back from a minor ridge, Pike reported in effect: "It can't bedone." To-day the mountain bears the name of the man who thought it unscalable, and cog railroad and automobile highway carry thousands of visitors toitstopeach summer. On the last day of each year members of the unique Add-A -Man Club climb on foot through snowdrifts tothe peak's summit togreet theNew Year with a fireworks display visible for hundreds of miles.