The Pikes Peak Section turned in another winning regional event last month when we headed up to Frisco and Leadville, two of the more picturesque towns in our beautiful state. We had participants from Texas, Missouri, Utah, and from all over Colorado. During our first happy hour, the National Awards Chairman, Rick Siefert, stood up to say a few words, and what words they were! He surprised us and presented President Steve with the 2018 Section of the Year Award, MBCA’s highest honor and a wonderful tribute to the hard work we did for Silver Stars & Golden Aspens.
We heard a lecture from renowned photographer and environmentalist, John Fielder. He was kind enough to personalize and sign all of his books for us – new or previously purchased ones. His presentation consisted of a short autobiography and examples of his work. On Saturday, we headed to Leadville where our Leadville Colorado & Southern (LC&S) train was waiting for us – all steamed up and ready to go. After the “All Aboard,” off we went, chugging along at a brisk 11 miles per hour. The scenery was gorgeous, and the conductor kept up a running commentary on the sights we were seeing along the way and provided a history of the area. We wended our way up to 11,000 feet through the San Isabel National Forest, looking for wildlife and telegraph poles.
It was a wonderful weekend, featuring the down-home hospitality the Pikes Peak Section is famous for – all courtesy of Wendy Adams. She organized a real tour de force that was planned to the nth degree. Well done, Chief! Check out all the pictures on our Facebook page – MBCA Pikes Peak Section.