start of my Decalibron circuit in one day. This was good high altitude training for Pico de Orizaba. Landed at DIA at 9am, after picking up rental car and snacks, arrived at Kite Lake trailhead at 1:30pm. 1hr 45mins trailhead to the top of mt Democrat (with very little wind).
The weather couldn't have been more perfect.
From Kite Lake.
The alpenglow high up on Democrat on this early morning was spectacular. We had no idea the weather would be deteriorating soon after, but held long enough to climb Cameron and Lincoln. This was my wife's first big Colorado peak. Yea!
Cold windy day
In combination with Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. Typical climb I wasnt too into all the people tho.
"Ideologically speaking, I chose left and it brought me to Democrat". Summited via the standard route. Made for a great first climb for my wife.
Perfect day for climbing. We only did Democrat due to the fact that my climbing partner (my daughter) just came from Hong Kong 6 days before. But the day was absolutely clear. A little breezy along the ridge but that is normal. Even later in the day the notorious thunder showers never showed up so we could have done all three with out rushing. Met a lot of nice people on the trail, including a Father and Son with their 4 Australian Shephard dogs (very well behaved, did not see them chase any wild life). Looking forward to next climb.
Climbed Democrat, Lincoln and Bross in one day.
Went up from Kite lake on the 4th of five days of peakbagging (Massive, Huron and Harvard on the previous 3 days)in the area to do the Decalibron but had to retreat from 14,000` along with many others due to rapidly approaching morning storms. Hiked down in thunder-sleet.
First 14er(s). Fun easy day.
First winter camping experience! Really cold but totally awesome. Went with friends Luke and Adam. The day of the climb was really windy (50-60 mph!) but we made it nonetheless. I wish I could thank the wonderful lady working at the Alma Al-mart the night before. She was so helpful with conditions and food suggestions!
Good day on Lincoln, Democrat, Bross, and Cameron
not so bad. VERY busy given that it was supposed to be closed - although ALL the signs gave the impression that it was open.
Three chicks from Idaho on a road trip for a peak bagging vacation....Lincoln-Cameron-Democrat-Cameron-Bross loop. I am lucky my girlfriends think this is a fun thing to do...and this was one of the windiest loops i have ever done.
Second time up this one
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!
Standard route with parking about 3 miles from Kite Lake. Not too much snow with some weather moving so some wind and snow. Amazing to have solitude on Democrat!
Climbed Democrat as a part of Bross-Lincoln-Cameron-Democrat-Cameron-Bross winter hike from Moose Creek. Good weather, great views.