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Vanmeathead14ers #2-4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2015
After camping at Kite Lake, my buddy Wick and I crushed the Decalibron in 5.5 hours...not bad for someone from KY. There as snow on top Democrat...tried glissading which was awesome. Rough descent coming down Bross with lots of loose scree. Beautiful day.
Posted Aug 24, 2015 9:38 pm

Liba KopeckovaLovely hike

Liba Kopeckova

Lovely hike with Duchess - we started with Democrat and all peaks were easy to be bagged together. Slept in a car at Kite's Lake.
Posted May 12, 2013 12:36 am

SenadR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010


Two times, it's a great conditioning hike.
Posted Dec 12, 2012 10:56 pm

telemarkdudeCameron  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1996


Was just a bump on the ridge to Lincoln.
Posted Oct 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Ted Eliason4 14ers on the 4th of July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Ted Eliason

I had been putting this one off as a walk in the park compared to other challenges in the state. But it turned out to be an unusually aesthetic cirque hike. I wish in particular I had brought a frisbee to toss on the summit of Mount Cameron. Much time over 14,000 feet.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 10:41 am

noahs213Success!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009


Climbed all 4 summits. Overall easy climbs except the fact I got sick. There all very fun! And did I say 4 summits over 14,000 ft.?
Posted Jun 29, 2009 10:41 pm

BigRobcold cold cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008


Got about an inch of snow during the night before we climbed, which was the first time I think I've ever seen snow in August. I actually saw one dude in shorts, poor guy.
Posted Mar 17, 2009 11:28 pm

Dropmo40are we on another planet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2004


no we are on this "planet" wow how everything looks the same
Posted Oct 31, 2008 2:39 am

Pete CastriconeVery Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Pete Castricone

Arduous ascent up Democrat, but the rest is rather smooth. The ridge was nothing but bitter wind. I smeared my cheeks with chapstick! I was wearing trailrunning shoes, so I "ran" from Lincoln to Bross. I won't do that again anytime soon.
Posted Aug 23, 2008 9:22 am

seth@LOKIDecacrat Range...?  Sucess!


You could do four summits with Sherman on a good day, or weekend. I've always thought it funny this range enchains Arkansas, Democrat, and Clinton Peaks...Doesn't it?
Posted Oct 5, 2007 12:50 am

haytraciGreat Day  Sucess!


What a wonderful day out with friends! Was a long one though, so leave early.
Posted May 17, 2007 12:03 pm

csmcgranahanSuccess!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002


Summited solo.
Posted Mar 27, 2006 4:05 am

calvin379Decalbron completed!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003


My coworker Jay and I were super-psyched about this climb. We started out later than we planned. I forget the exact time we got out of the car, but it wasn't too long before sunrise.
The hike to Democrat gets you some vertical mileage QUICKLY. Though de-spirited by numerous false summits on Democrat, we hiked on and gained the summit.
We didn't stay for too long, continuing on to Cameron, we we paused for a few seconds before making the trek to Lincoln. The approach to Lincoln is fantastic. The terrain is very surreal, inspiring visions of what it must be like to hike on the surface of Mars or the Moon. The summit ridge to Lincoln is winding and scenic. We gained the summit and ate lunch, taking in views of the other mountains around us, including Quandary.
We then descended and skirted the side of Cameron on the way to Bross. This looked easy, but was steeper than we first thought. It soon became apparent that this would be an indurance contest. We labored to the summit, or what we thought was the summit. It's fairly flat up there, and we walked around to several places we thought might be the high point. Not sure which one it was...
It started to cloud up, so we made a quick descent back to the car. The entire drive back, Jay and I thought about some of our other coworkers who had planned to do Long's that day.
"So you climbed a 14er today?" we'd say.
"Yeah," they'd respond.
"How many did we do today?" I'd ask Jay. "Oh, that's right.. We did four."
Posted Feb 24, 2006 12:21 am

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