Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Chris and Marni on the DeCaliBron. Rainy weather on and off all day but never any thunderstorms.
Saw my first snow of the year. Easy climb, cold and windy.
Great weather for the successful climb of Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross.
very nice hike up Democrat...nice views, and quick one..
Very snowy in June, and the only decent peak of the four.
Back in the days when I wore shorts and trail runners, I did this cirque. Lots of people. Lots and lots.
NIce climb to top - a bit off trail before dawn meant a bit of steep ice/snow but not bad - bagged Decalibron!
Via the old usual route.. with my wife. Of the three peaks climbed this day - this was the best. Nice ridge route. A great autumn day, well remembered after all these years.
Four 14ers in a day. Nice hike but clouds obscured the views.
DID THE LOOP FROM KITE LAKE TRAILHEAD
Hiked all four via Lincoln Amphitheater from Montgomery Reservoir Trailhead with my friend Jason. This was my second time on Democrat's summit. The first was via the North Slopes from Montgomery Reservoir Trailhead a year earlier with my friend Curtis.
Successful solo summit
This was my 7th climb of Democrat. It was in combination with Lincoln. The weather didn't allow a climb of Bross.
This was my first climb of Democrat. Each climb of Democrat was from Kite Lake and most were climbs of 2 or 3 of the Lincoln, Democrat & Bross group.
My best friend and I did our usual type trip from Oklahoma. Drive all night, sleep a couple of hours, go for the summit. We had never done more than one 14er on any trip but we decided to give this a whirl. Doing Democrat was the most difficult, we had not time to adjust to the altitude difference from Oklahoma to Colorado so we both felt queezy. Arriving at the summit was great! Completed Cameron, Linclon and Bross glissaded down the face of Bross. Great way to finish. Easy descent. All of these four peaks were done before these were closed recently.
Not all that fun hungover with only 6 hours of sleep in 2 days. I'm assuming that made it very good training for bigger mountains. But you know what they say about people that assume.
Started at Kite Lake, hiked up to Democrat, traversed over the Cameron, then Lincoln and finally Bross before coming down the western side of Bross back to Kite Lake. If you miss the trail coming down Bross it is a scree field that isn't much fun to come down. Even my Golden Retriever didn't care for that. Otherwise it was a great day.
Nice hike after summiting Bross and Lincoln.
Mount Democrat: 4,314 m (14,152 ft).
A great hike for both me and my dog. However, the descent down bross was a sub-par escapade
Climbed from Kite Lake. A steep start, but ended with great views from the summit. Perfect Day for climbing.