we hiked it, it was very busy, loved the hike but there were way to many people. i counted 26 people on the tiny little summit of Lincoln. to many loud people and not enough zen'ness to go around.
Did the standard tripple bagger route from Kite Late. Man, most of the work is getting to Democrat and then going up the ridge toward Lincoln! Once I summitted Lincoln, everything else was just a cake walk. Made summit of Lincoln at 11:25 am.
Fourth of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #12 overall.
A nice alternative to the crowds coming up from Kite Lake. Also went over to Mt. Cameron while up. This was the 1st of 6 fourteeners that my partner and I bagged over 6 days.
Good weather. The Cameron-Lincoln-Bross saddles are a joy to run. 3:52 car to car.
Second assent. The first time I reached the summit I drove to the top of Mt Bross. This time I climbed it with my son Patrick. We climbed Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. The weather threatened all day but didn't start raining until I was glissading down off Bross. We planned to climb South Bross but were stopped by the weather.
Impress your friends! Climb 3 14ers in a day! Whatever. The camping at Kite Lake is so serene. I don't remember much else, except that Democrat was first, and I was glad I was running down the Bross scree, not climbing up it.
Friday the 13th we intended to reach Lincoln and Bross. At the summit of Cameron we were forced to turn back by sleet and high winds. Saturday the 14th we decided upon a new route and just barely reached the summit before the weather pounced on us again with high winds and rain. It was the end of a great week that saw us climb Grey's Torrey's, Sherman, Quandry, Ptarmigan and Peak 8.
Quite steep until East Ridge. Very good climb/trail that goes through a bunch of shale. Route is not technical. Their are abandoned mines and Kite Lake Trailhead is easy to get to. Climbed Democrat first then went to do Bross after Lincoln but bailed on west slope when it began to snow. Lincoln has a nice summit on top of a cliff.
Good one to train on, do the traverse and stay at altitude for a while. Esp, if your training for Big Peaks!
Did this traverse w/that ex-girlfriend(see Mt. Elbert summit log), but this was before i thought about proposing to her.
Another winter climb on snowshoes in the Mosquito range. Equally good weather this time around. An easy climb, winter or summer.
Climbed in one day along with Bross and Democrat. Very Easy.
great day, took 3 hr. 40 min.
Tough climb for a short distance - because of the bushwhacking on the way down. Decent, but not spectacular weather, and didn't see a soul on this route until cresting the top of Lincoln, when shazaam! 20 people!. Also bagged Bross the same day.
Best of the three mountains this day. I hiked them with my girlfriend, daughter, and a couple of friends. My girlfriend and I got married at the summit of Linclon this day! I guess it's all down hill from here.
We did this one in from the Kite Lake TH, along with the crowds, in the standard trio...Democrat, over to Lincoln, then on to Bross. If in doubt of the route, just join the parade. :-)
The best of the 3 mountains that day