After the initial climb up Democrat, my lung capacity (altitude adjustment!) & the ATP in my muscles were finally finding their rhythm- this was a great hike & great views as always!
Skinned and skied Putnam Gulch. Great Day.
We glissaded the Mount Bross' West Gully.
That was number three of my round that day (if you include Cameron)
#2 of my Tour de Force that day.
I arrived Wed. night late. I had trouble finding my way to Kite Lake road. I wasn’t sure where the trailhead was but I made the right guess. I started hiking at 4:00am and summited the first peak at 5:45. It was still dark. That was pretty awesome. I grabbed a quick munch and moved on. The second summit was farther than I thought and wasn’t much to look at and didn’t even count. I continued on and summited Mt. Lincoln, the best out of the four. It was cold and windy so I didn’t even sit down. I moved back to the saddle and continued to Mt. Bross. It was an easy traverse on a mining road. After summiting Bross I descended down the west slope drainage, it was hell. I arrived back to my truck at around 9:30am.
Solo Trip - I've done Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross twice now. It's always a good early season hike to push myself. Running the ridges at 13,800 is true suffering. My last round trip of all four was four hours twenty-two minutes trailhead to trailhead. I rarely race a fourteener, but this group just seems to say "go ahead and suffer".
It was easy too also bag Bross and the unranked Cameron
A winter climb with the CMC. Hard, windpacked snow (esp. on the descent from Bross) made me want crampons. We had all left the snowshoes at the cars, and the snow on the descent was too hard to kick steps and too rough to glissade.
We had skipped this one previously when doing Bross and Democrat as I was having problems with my knee. We returned and summited Lincoln while on a trip back to CO. It was a slow painful day for Jennifer, but we made it. We had plans of doing quite a few peaks in those 10 days, but seing as she ripped a toenail off our first day out there this was the only peak we made. Great clear day, but very windy.
Great hike beginning and ending at Kite Lake in Pike National Forest. Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross in one day is great!
part of the loop. nice workout.
Great hike for all 3+ (Cameron ;) peaks. Enjoyed Lincoln the best since it was all pointy. :)
Drove up to Kite Lake and did the Decalibron route for Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. The round trip time was about 6.5 hours. Got chased down Bross when the weather moved in, but all in all, it was a very good trip.
From Kite Lake after Democrat and Cameron. Reached Lincoln 20 min after Cameron on the circuit. Beautiful day - lots of snow but the trail was well packed.
Reached summit at about 9:20AM from Mt Democrat & Mt Cameron. Clear beautiful day with great views. Signed summit log, stayed about 15 mins then off for Mt Bross. My 7th 14'er!
3rd fourteener; great views, highest point so far!
Third leg of the Decalibron for us. This was a very cool summit, definitely the best of the four. We had great weather and fantastic views of the surrounding peaks.
One of the first 14-ers I did, this with Aaron Johnson. I've always had a fondness for this mountain--Lincoln's a good day out in the high country.