Skied almost from the summit!
#1 of my "Tour de Force" that day.
Quik and steep hike to the summit
Steep and Short
This was a gloomy day with a summit masked in clouds. It was a unique summit view (or lack thereof).
Whiteout! and Wind! Those were the conditions the whole way to the top. The trail was hard to find because it was snowing so much, especially on the way down. The wind was blowing so hard on the summit it was very hard to even take a picture. I signed the summit log, but it looked as though someone spit ink on the paper and thought it might resemble a name, the wind was seriously insane. I had planned on hiking the "loop" but weather wouldn't allow that to happen. I will definately be back to finish my "loop".
This was my first fourteener and much more than I expected. The endless scree on the slopes above the saddle is really obnoxious. Still a great climb however, and a wonderfull introduction to fourteeners.
This was a grad hike for Wilderness Trekking School with the CMC. Was a fun trip with some nice, LONG glissades down the west couloirs!
A very nice first fourteener, although this was my ninth. Climbed this with the CMC and continued to Cameron and Bross. The leader felt the weather was too iffy to nail Lincoln that day. So I came back w/ the CMC the following March and climbed it then.
I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has climbed, and can describe, the Southwest Ridge from the Democrat Buckskin saddle. On paper it looks like it could be a classic route.
Weather played a large role on this trip.
A great hike both beginning and ending at Kite Lake. Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross in one day is great!
nice bagging 4 14ers in one push. fun, fast workout.
great weather. did the loop democrat, cameron, lincoln and bross.
Great day, enjoyed knocking of 3 of these guys in one day.
Drove up to Kite Lake and did the Decalibron route for Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. The round trip time was about 6.5 hours. Got chased down Bross when the weather moved in, but all in all, it was a very good trip.
First leg on the "Decalibron" - snow covered most of the way, reached the summit after 1hr 20min
Started up at 6:30AM, ended-up rock scrambling, missing the saddle, and heading straight up to the false summit and on to the summit. Reached the top at 7:50AM, nobody there, stayed about 15 mins and then off for Mt Cameron & Mt Lincoln. Beautiful, clear, but windy and cool. My 5th 14'er!
2nd Fourteener; lots of snow but a clear, calm day with great views!
A fun and easy climb despite the slightly above average steepness for a 14er trail. Lots of erosion due to shortcutting made it a little tricky staying on the right path on the way up but it's pretty hard to get too far off course. There was a summit log but I could not find the USGS marker. Congrats to Jim on successfully climbing your 1st 14er.
Flew right up Democrat (Summit about 8) and the weather was still good, some snow but it would clear every few minutes. When I got to the top of Cameron ( I had a friend only half up) the thunder roared in and I decided I'd have to come back to get the others. So I'll finish up over labor day. A fun climb until the lightning came.