A great traipse across the mountain tops! Excelelnt Wx, and a fun all around hike.
Awesome winter ascent along with it's 3 neighbors.
Used this road to train for the Pikes Peak Ascent.
Weather was perfect, people were everywhere, all over the mtns. It was nice to see how many people are getting into hiking 14ers. Descending Bross was interesting with all the loose scree, it was almost easier to "ski" down the rocks.
Nice and easy hike from Kite Lake over Mt.Democrat and Mt.Cameron. Met up with Ryan on summit. Did not enjoy the steep descend on the West Slopes of Mt.Bross, except for watching the marmot. We were lucky it started raining/hailing only as we had completed the descend! Overall great hike with not much wind on the summits. Looking back at Mt.Democrat from Bross, we decided that Mt.Democrat is a beautiful mountain!
Like most people, we climbed Bross with Lincoln & Cameron. This was our second attempt at this combo. We were turned away earlier in the season by a knarly snow storm (thunder snow!)
These 3 14ers via kite lake are among the easiest in the Centennial State.
Completed the quadruple with Bross. Number 6 was not much of a climb, which was great after a long day of hiking. The summit by Trent has forever been named "Hoss on Bross" Descending the ridge on the west slope was spectacular. The old man, Uncle Jack somehow beat us to the bottom. For a moment we thought fell and was left for mountain goat. Give us the damn keys next time, UJ.
One of 4 peaks today on loop!
I can't believe I tried to climb the scree field...bummer...turned around again less than 500' from the summit. Maybe next winter.
If not for the cars going up and down the mountain, I would have enjoyed this one more so than I did. Once you get up past the mine shack, it is pretty easy. The scenery is about a "6." Good training mountain for a novice.
Mount Bross's huge, flat summit provided good views of Mount Democrat and Cameron Basin. The most memorable part of my hike was the descent down the West Slopes route, which was steep, slippery, and screey.
#1 for the day, doing the Decalibron in reverse. Nice sunny day, but super windy and somewhat chilly (about 32 at the TH at 6am). Not much snow left, ran this in running shoes w/ a light pack to train for the Pikes Peak Ascent.
Easy slog from Lincoln. We decended via the gully. . .steep scree! Probably more fun to glissade it in the snow!
Climbed, Democrat (Southeast Face), Cameron, Lincoln, Bross, and South Bross. Great hike with lots of time spent at altitude. Took approximately 6 hours for the trip.
Did the Bross-Lincoln-Democrat trifecta...pretty easy to knock out all three at once.
Climbed to 13,600 feet to the end of the snow for a ski descent. Great day with great views due to low hanging clouds. Skied back to the car on great corn.
Trip Report: West Gully Ski of Mt Bross
I climbed from the near the Mineral Park Mine site up Dolly Varden Gulch to the summit, then snowboarded back down to the car. Beautiful day with no one around.
An "odd" mountain I'd call it- watched 2 SUV's & 3 motor-cross bikes climb to the summit... which by the way, is the size of a football field- crazy! The rocky terrain seemed very different from the other 14ers I've climbed, and the "Scree-ski" to the bottom of it was fun! Enjoy!:-)