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.
Did it from the Dolly Varden TH - and got Lincoln on this trip, too. I puked on top of Bross! Given many people's opinion of this mountain, they might say that was fitting. Ha Ha! But at least from Dolly Varden, you go through a stand of bristlecone pines.
Three chicks from Idaho on a road trip for a peak bagging bacation....Lincoln-Cameron-Democrat-Cameron-Bross loop. I am lucky my girlfriends think this is a fun thing to do...this was one of the windiest loops i have ever done.
summit at this mountain, this time was differet and i had more fun with some great climbers from Colorado!
Nice winter 14er outing with a group of 8 on a calm, warm day. 11 hour day at a leisurely pace for Decalibron from the winter trailhead just below Paris Mill. These 14ers are now officially open to the public!
Hiked to the summit of Bross along with three other peaks (Bross-Lincoln-Cameron-Democrat-Cameron-Bross combo) from Moose Creek. Great weather, ugly signs of mining here and there.
Part of the trio.
Late November 2008 climb. Nice area with a little snow.
1st summit July 22, 2006
2nd summit February 27, 2010
Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree.
Windy, Cold, Cloudy, Sunny, Cloudy, Sunny, Cloudy. Great Day in the mountains.
Take care on the descent to Kite Lake. Tons of loose scree
A nice hike, got my friend to the top of his first Fourteener!
Summited with Democrat, Cameron and Lincoln from Kite Lake.
Sign says there is no public access to Bross...yeah, like anybody is going to listen to that! A few Jeeps at the summit. Nice view of South Park form the summit. Just about an hour form summit back down to Kite Lake.