A rather anticlimatic finish to the day as this summit proved to be a big fluke. For one, it wasn't really there and a pile of rocks was the only thing that set this flat piece of land a part from the rest of the scenery. I had quite a lot of fun establishing a new descent route from Bross towards Quartzville as finding a suitable trail that goes down that way without going through Lincoln proved impossible....at least the weather was nice.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_lincoln
Where's the top? Fun descent
this a nice peak, i wandered out to "south bross". good view and easy.
My second ascent. Did it in Sept. 1994, and came back with the family so that 1) my wife could complete the Decalibron, 2) my daughter could do the entire Decalibron with me, and 3) my granddaughter could get her first twofer. Every bit as delightful as I remembered, and got some excellent pictures.
sucky descent... but fast
I drove to the summit cairn the day before, but I had to hike up here to count it.
Good hike. Very windy. For beginners that want to climb multiple mountains in one day, this is the hike. All four mountains in 4hrs 30min.
All three from Kite Lake in white-out. Watch for trail climbing back down from Bross or you'll come down the scree and screw up the mountain some more. Rock skiing is fun, but if hundreds of us do it, the moutain suffers.
Did the trifecta along with Democrat and Lincoln (quadfecta with Cameron too). Made the summit just as a group of folks with a hard-core very-driven paraplegic in a special bicycle made for climbing came around the last bend. Truly awesome! The trip down to Kite Lake was insane!! My tricks learned on Cameron Cone (skiing down the pebbles and loose rocks) were extremely helpful!
Easy coming up, rough ride down to Kite Lake.
Went straight down the west gully to Kite Lake...very loose rocks, like skiing...
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.