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Balloon Classic: Saturday's launch

Highlights from the launch Saturday morning during the 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park.

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The Rainbow balloon, owned by Mark and Gail Johnson of Phoenix, sails past 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 30. 2014, on the first morning of the 38th Annual Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Rainbow balloon, owned by Mark and Gail Johnson of Phoenix, sails past 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 30. 2014, on the first morning of the 38th Annual Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)