Ebene News – US – Now With Extra BOOM: Pikes Peak New Years fireworks are still on, with some pandemic twists

Many annual New Years Eve traditions have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, but Club AdAmAn’s nearly 100-year hike to Pikes Peak will not be one of them

Since 1922, the club has been doing the mountain hike to ring New Years at midnight by lighting fireworks at 14,115 feet

However, it will be a little different this year The club plans to split into two groups and complete the climb in one day Additionally, each climber was required to have a negative COVID-19 test

“Normally we take a two day hike to get to the top and stay at Barr Camp,” said AdAmAn Club president Dan Stuart Barr Camp has limits this year “So we do it in a day”

One group will use the Barr trail to reach the top; the other will take the Pikes Peak Highway

In addition to traditional midnight pyrotechnics, the club plans to fire 150 fireworks at 9 p.m. to usher in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Colorado Springs

“From time to time the club will dedicate the climb to a specific person, entity or organization,” said Stuart “This year we are dedicating the climb to the people of Colorado Springs in honor of the 150th anniversary of the city “

“The AdAmAn Club has been an institution in Colorado Springs for a long time,” said Suthers “I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2021, the city’s 150th anniversary”

Stuart said he hopes townspeople can come out to see the fireworks, “look up to the top and celebrate that spirit of adventure that truly is Colorado Springs”

“We are celebrating the hope of a new year which just has to be better than the old one,” he said

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Ebene News – US – Now With Extra BOOM: New Year’s Eve Fireworks from Pikes Peak are still on, with some pandemic Twists

Source: https://www.cpr.org/2020/12/31/now-with-extra-boom-new-years-eve-fireworks-from-pikes-peak-are-still-on-with-some-pandemic-twists/