Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is so high that halfway up the mountain, the trees call their union reps and go on strike. And by the time you reach the top, even the lichens and mosses have tapped out. Practice, qualifying, and the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb race all begin in the dark, only headlight beams and flashlights lighting up a few feet of rocky ground. It could be any dirt parking lot. What cliffs? What dropoff?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/18/pikes-peak-hill-climb-photographers-are-superheroes