PIKE NATIONAL FOREST — Neal Taylor figures he and his wife Teresa have greeted about 190,000 exhausted, sweaty hikers.

They've served 800,000 pancakes and enough spaghetti that the noodles spliced together would reach the moon. And, as the ever-smiling caretakers for eight years at Barr Camp, at 10,200 feet, halfway up the trail up Pikes Peak, they've brightened a lot of peoples' long, hard days.

Their residency on the peak has come to an end.

The Taylors planned to come down off the mountain Monday after their final weekend running the camp.

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