4 hr C2C. Much easier than expected.
If Bross were open to climb, it could have easily been done in combo with the other peaks in the area!
Turned back before attempting Lincoln and Bross due to sketchy looking clouds. Turns out we could have finished. Better safe than sorry though.
Hiked Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross.
I did this one with Lincoln and Democrat. Probably the easiest three 14ers to bag in a day. Two Boxers hiked up with their owners. They were still doing outstanding on the summit.
Climbed with C. Stephens. Summited on September 4, 1982 in my 4x4.
Trucks on the summit! Dumb!
just below the summit was anticlimactic
Done as part of the Decalibron.
Came up Lincoln Amphitheater and got all 4 (Lincoln, Bross, Cameron and Democrat) before having to bail down to Kite Lake because of a storm. Found a nice couple to give me a ride back over to my car.
Scree down to Kite Lake.
east face as a training run for pike peak marathon
Watched tourists having wine & cheese on their jeep tour. A little too commercial!
Last of the Decalibron four. How can a mountain peak be private property? Beautiful site coming from Lincoln, this is a nice wide trail to the top, then has a soft descent trail back to Kite Lake Trailhead, losing 2170' in 1 hours time. Classy waterfall at the end to refill with Colorado's finest.
I really cant believe the summit is "closed to public access". 14ers at least should be public land, we ignored the signs that said dont go and went anyway, who would know? Theres no such thing as a closed mountain. Last mountain of the day...glisaded down its face to Kite Lake. Climbed with Democrat, Lincoln and Cameron.
Went up from the Mineral Park Mine and did not see anybody until I hit the summit: there was a jeep! I actually like the hike up from that side, nice wildflowers and wildlife even though the peak is really scared by all the mining. It was extremely cold and windy at the summit though. Went on to Lincoln and Cameron.
I orphaned this one about a decade ago not making the entire decalibron (in part due to hiking with a pregnant companion who just tuckered out). Last fall, the spindrift, cold winds, etc. just got too much for me and my dog. Finally, today, I made the summit of this peak. It's certainly not the most inspirational mountain I've visited and mining has torn it to hell and back but the views are nice and it was pleasant to finally hit the top.
Climbed with Democrat and Lincoln, went down scree to kite lake.
Having climbed Democrat last October, decided to get the other three. Cloudy, windy day, with very few chances to see the views from the summits - all in the clouds. Interesting hike all the same - circuit from Kite Lake. 14er #16, if I count Cameron.