My wife and I did the Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross cirque with our dog, Boomer, to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Great weather day!
Climbed this group my 1st summer of peak bagging. Fire restrictions had cut access to these peaks until the end of July. As soon as they lifted the restrictions I went right for them, afraid they would shut them down again before I could bag them. Started from Kite Lake.
Depending on whether or not you consider Mt. Cameron a 14er, we completed Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross. There was still enough snow on Bross for a small glisade.
Great Hike. Shoe Skiing down the scree from Bross made the descent perfect.
Stayed at kite lake night before and it blew 35-40 mph all night. the next day was great though.clear all day. BTW, it was my first 14'er.
Democrat and Lincoln on the same day with Bross and Cameron thrown in for good measure.
Very difficult summit b/c I carried my girlfriend on my sholders lol.
Great hike up with friends - we parted at the summit of Democrat to finish the Decalibron.
Climbed with Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross
Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.
Another first for me: I was sick all the way from the saddle to the summit. Had a few shots the night before and it wasn't pretty. Another lesson learned the hard way. Not even sure I looked around when I got to the summit.
Total ascents = 2.
A roommate and I drove over from our house above Alma and made the Kite Lake loop a few times last summer. Always a blast, though usually crowded. Had to bust out with some crazy ninja tactics, as the wealthy mining claim owners stand guard with shotguns. Watch out.
This is the best of the three 14ers here.
A fun start to the Kite Lake Loop.
We camped at the lake and six of us climbed up the rocky trial. We took photos of three generations of my friends, the McCullough's, in the old wooden structure on the summit. We were intending on also climbing Lincoln and Bross that day, but the gathering clouds altered our plans and we returned to camp with one memorable summit.
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!
Amazing Peak, great view.
The best part of doing this trio of mountains is the time spent at high altitude. About 5 other people at the summit with me. Nice day, not too hot. That's about it.