It has seemed like every time this summer that I have had the opportunity to spend time in Manitou Springs, it has been raining and/or extremely overcast. One afternoon I visited this area known as Higginbotham Flats to snap this photo of the mountains south of town. The pointed-shaped peak is Cameron Cone, and those switchbacks on the left is the road leading to homes in the Crystal Park area.
If you are seeking some "Manitou inspiration" or enjoy photography of the Pikes Peak region, this might be a spot worthy of a visit. Higginbotham Flats is located across from the Cave of the Winds entrance at the traffic light on Highway 24.
-Steve (August 22, 2006)