Wide summit. Piece of cake.
This may be Colorado's least photogenic 14er.
My only true winter 14er ascent. Probably the easiest winter ascent in the state. We parked east of the summit, and camped at 13,000 feet in the Cameron Amphitheater. Kinda cold. Those mountains sure have a different flavor in the winter.
These three summits are hard. NOT!
A footnote on the Kite Lake Loop...watch out for those cliff bands on the descent (not sure if we followed the trail or dropped in too early)! I recall some butt-sliding on this one.
Way high winds by the time we were otw to Bross for the final peak, picked me up and decided I should have been walking about 5-10 feet away, only stayed cause the ridge is so broad.
Went out for a little solo manajatwa action (If that make sense) Well bagged Democrat in a jiffy. On my way to Lincoln I started to suffer for my speedy ascent and lack of acclimatization. On top of the gully I decided to nix Lincoln and head strait for Bross. After picking up one more peak for the day I beelined it back down to Kite-Lake. All in all a successful trip.
I think that's when I climbed it? Not sure, bad with dates!
Fourth Peak, six hours and a long decent.
Last 14er of the group to summit for this day. I actually had the summit to myself at this particular time despite there being alot of people 'up here' today.
Took the quick way down via the scree slopes back to the gulch, lake.
Climbed with Ef on his first 14er. East slopes is pretty uneventful, easy hike. My 8th 14er.
Last leg of the decalibron, great glissade down gulch to Kite Lake.
Just me and my fellow Chicago "transplants" trying to sneak another peak before winter
Descending the gully to the west of this peak is quite nice if the snow is firm. Be sure to check it carefully before taking it. If it get's nasty, can probably find exposed rock to descend on the sides.
After summiting Democrat, Cameron, & Lincoln, we went on to Bross and descended back to Kite Lake.
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.