Monday, November 27, 2006

Credit where credit is due

Gazette outdoors writer Dave Philipps didn't mention it himself -- so I can't blame KRDO or KKTV for not noting it in their stories -- but he's the one who came up with the idea (and organized the team and ironed out the logistics) of retracing Zebulon Pike's footsteps in honor of the 200th anniversary of the explorer's attempt to climb Pikes Peak.

As all of the stories did note, local historian John Murphy is the one who actually figured out what route Pike took, but I wanted to highlight Dave's involvement since I've been hearing about the planning of this thing for the past four or five months.

(And KRDO did say in the printed version of the story on their Web site that The Gazette had sponsored the expedition).


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