Clouds began building so we decided to move quickly to Bross. Much of the trail between Lincoln and Bross was perfect for jogging.
4 hr C2C. Much easier than expected.
Turned back before attempting Lincoln and Bross due to sketchy looking clouds. Turns out we could have finished. Better safe than sorry though.
Hiked Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross.
Majestic approach. I could do without the trucks driving up Bross.
Climbed with C. Stephens.
Great skiing down the east slopes. See the comments section on the Putnam Gulch page for info on private land near the winter TH.
70 mphs winds and near frostbite! Glad I did this one though. Making the summit was worth the mean sunburn :-)
Nicely different than Kite Lake.
summit of the day
Done as part of Decalibron.
Hiked from Kite Lake. Ended up getting off-trail on Bross and slid down scree slope. That part wasn't the greatest.
Only Lincoln & Cameron
my favorite out of the four in the Decalibron circuit. It also had the best views, so I'll leave my split times here. mt Lincoln actually felt like it was a tall, stand alone 14er because of its edge ridgeline, rocky cliffs, chutes, gusty winds, and a survey marker atop (unlike the others). it personally took me :20 mins coming from mt Cameron, 1hr 15mins mt Lincoln to mt Bross, trailhead to mt Democrat 1hr 45mins, mt Democrat to mt Cameron 1hr 30mins, mt Bross to Trailhead 1hr 5mins. Careful of the rough road to Kite Lake trailhead. also can save fee by parking 2/10mi short of trailhead parking.
Last of the three that day.
Lincoln is not the prettiest or most inspiring peak (e.g., strip mine), but the views that day as a fast moving winter-like storm was approaching were fantastic. Standing on Cameron, it was hard to resist the child-like urge to go run up Lincoln. Did not attempt to round out the trek by going over to Bross.
A little disappointed I was unable to complete the decalibron. I guess this day they decided to enfore the Bross closure. From Lincoln we could see ATVs intercepting people who were trying to summit. Bummer.
Lincoln was the easiest mountain of the day...people were dirt biking passed us, kinda surprising but not too surprising...also climbed with Democrat, Cameron and Bross.
Summit #2 for the day, a real quick jaunt from Cameron. Set a new personal high elevation, besting Grays by a few feet. Gorgeous but windy day!
Went up the mining road to Bross first and then over to Lincoln. Was my favorite summit fo the day. Nice views and some nice exposure. Very cold and windy though.