The Garden of the Gods is a Colorado Springs city park that contains many sandstone formations spread about a 500-acre parcel of land donated to the City on one condition – that it remain free to the public and it still is free. It hosts nearly 2 million visitors a year.
At one time these rock formations laid in the ground horizontally, but were thrust up and to vertical by the rupture of the mountain range behind them -- the range that includes Pike’s Peak.
And 47 years after his first attempt (photo on the left from the albums of Gary’s parents), Gary took another shot at lifting and pushing this giant boulder off its perch. He pushed it up just as he had the last time, but alas he still couldn’t roll it off.