Climbed it with my Pops and fiance right before the historic 08 election.
1st time July 22, 2006
2nd time February 27, 2010
3rd time November 06, 2016
Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree.
Standard Route from Kite Lake. Expecting to do the Decalibron, we were hampered by the early onset of winter. High winds overnight delayed our start and snow greatly slowed our ascent. Have to come back another day and bag the other three in a quick sweep - probably a little earlier in the year! It was beautiful, though.
Easy combo with Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross. Gorgeous day
Gained N. ridge from West side, North of point 13,400 and followed ridge up to summit. Swung down saddle and tagged Cameron and descended South side to Kite Lake.
I hiked Democrat with some friends in preparation for Kilimanjaro. There were lots of hikers on the trail. It was cold and windy at the summit. Once we climbed this one, we headed back to the saddle to limb up Cameron.
Summited with Cameron, Lincoln and Bross from Kite Lake.
Left a little bit after 6 AM, summited Democrat at 7:45 am.
From Kite Lake campground.
TH 5:15, Democrat summit 6:22, Demo-Cam Saddle 7:43, Cameron 8:30, Lincoln 8:50, Bross 9:49, Kite lake 11:15.
Beat the huge crowds by leaving at 5 a.m. on the busy Labor day Sunday. Was funny watching from the top of Lincoln as the herd was heading up Democrat. Nice folks, great weather and some idiot has a nice Toyota Tundra buried to the axles on the side of Bross's hiking trail, ouch!
1h from trailhead, in time to watch the sun rise. Some nice folks gave me a breakfast burrito at the summit.
w/ B. Gibbs
TH 8:30am, Democrat 10:00am, Cameron 11:15am,
Lincoln 11:45am, Bross 12:15pm, TH 1:00pm
Struck by lightning on Bross.
All 4 summits to myself as it was an overcast and windy morning. No precip though!
Hiked all four peaks with friend Matt. Lots of other hikers. That makes 14 14ers.
Climbed this peak with 300 of my best friends. Beautiful weather. A tad windy. Great views.
Nice hike. Camped at Kite Lake, so did a TON of other people. If your looking for solitude this is not the place to be. Still, incredibly beautiful, lots of fun, good weather and easy access.
First of 3 today.
First summit of the Decalibron. Started from Kite Lake at 6:30 and made it to the top of Democrat at 8:05. Easy but fun 14er!
Democrat-Lincoln in a day. Tired feet. Couldn't find the motivation to hike over to Bross.