Gorgeous day for a combo with Democrat, Cameron, and Bross
Summited with Democrat, Cameron and Bross from Kite Lake.
Lincoln was the coolest of the 4 summits. By now (9am) the sun was very bright and warming up the mountain. It felt very nice. Only about 15 minutes from Cameron.
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!
High-altitude, four-peak stroll.
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.
nice easy jaunt up Lincoln from Cameron!
Beautiful hike up with very little traffic. My friend's first 14er.
Wife, dog and I. From Bross completed the loop to Cameron. Decided to bail as I needed to get home a replace the muffler that had parted company from our car and required us to park waaaayy down the road.
#3 of 4 for the Day. Fun little class 2 section.
Colorado! Where else can an "average" hiker climb 3 Fourteeners in a day? A great day.
Made it to Lincoln about an hour and a half after leaving the summit of Democrat. Lincoln was my fave mountain of the four featuring a fun little final pitch to the summit and some intense drop-offs from the ridge. More enjoyabl and scenic than I expected!
Lincoln and Democrat in a day. Tired feet. Found a pick-axe!
Did Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross from Kite Lake. Pretty crowed all around. Then we went and did Quandary afterward. Great day
done together with Bross, Democrat, and Cameron.
I climbed the peak with my mom, dad and brother on July 4 2009. See the 2009 Trip Log for details.
I climbed the peak with my mom, dad and sister on July 4 2009. See the 2009 Trip Log for details.
Kimberly, Shaylee, Kimberly and I set off to climb Mount Democrat, Mount Cameron, and Mount Lincoln.
It was a rough night before and the evening of July 3 was very windy. The tent kept blowing down at Kite Lake which was above timberline. We had left our smaller low profile tents home because at the time we weren’t thinking of camping at Kite Lake and it was a last minute decision (and a not very good one). After several trial and error experiences keeping the tent from blowing away we finally got it anchored down good, but a big gust bent the poles and ripped the tent making it unusable. We spent a long night squished in the vehicles.
After waking up after a not-so-restful night we set off for the Cameron/Democrat Saddle. We climbed to the saddle and rested, making the trip in a fast (for a five year old) 1.5 hours. I let the kids decided if they wanted to climb Democrat or Lincoln first and they wanted to Lincoln first since it was the highest. We make the nice ridge over Cameron (which is only an “unofficial peak” because it doesn’t have enough rise over the connecting saddle to be a real peak) and over to Lincoln and reached the summit in about 3 hours from Kite Lake. It was still too early for lunch so we had a long snack.
It was somewhat cloudy to the west so we decided to forego Democrat and head down a secondary route near Mount Bross. We had at first planned to skip that summit (the opened section of the trail bypasses 100 feet below the summit), but I met a group of hikers returning from Mount Bross that explained that some of the owners of the mining claims were up there in vehicles (there is a private jeep road up there from the west side of Bross) and were granting hikers permission to summit the peak. I ran ahead to talk to them, but could see them heading back in their vehicles just before I reached the junction. We asked another of hikers if they had talked to the people in the vehicles and they said no. It was snowing lightly, but there was no sign or sound of thunder so we went over the summit of Bross and down the monotonous scree slope and back to Kite Lake. The round trip was a fast 5.5 hours Kite Lake to Kite Lake.
Lincoln was a nice climb and a pretty one, but my original thoughts on Bross remain (I had climbed the peak in February 2005). Bross is still a monotonous pile of scree with few redeeming traits. Lincoln was the highlight of the trip and other than the blown apart tent the night before, the climb was a good one.