Great day for the Decalibron! Went the traditional way up Democrat, then over to Cameron, Lincoln, and finally Bross. Fantastic blue sky day. First down.
Did the loop counterclockwise starting with Mt Bross and was happy with that decision!
Did Bross first, then Lincoln, Cameron, Democrat. So crowded on Labor Day! Nonetheless, great weather and a good choice to do this loop in this direction.
Brought a friend on the Decalibron for his first fourteener experience! He did great. The route is easy and clear. Great way to get multiple fourteeners. The one downside is that it is VERY crowded.
Up and back down within 6 hours.
Summited Democrat.Cameron. Lincoln, Bross and a plus = South Bross
After camping at Kite Lake, my buddy Wick and I crushed the Decalibron in 5.5 hours...not bad for someone from KY. There as snow on top Democrat...tried glissading which was awesome. Rough descent coming down Bross with lots of loose scree. Beautiful day.
Lovely hike with Duchess - we started with Democrat and all peaks were easy to be bagged together. Slept in a car at Kite's Lake.
Two times, it's a great conditioning hike.
Was just a bump on the ridge to Lincoln.
I had been putting this one off as a walk in the park compared to other challenges in the state. But it turned out to be an unusually aesthetic cirque hike. I wish in particular I had brought a frisbee to toss on the summit of Mount Cameron. Much time over 14,000 feet.
Climbed all 4 summits. Overall easy climbs except the fact I got sick. There all very fun! And did I say 4 summits over 14,000 ft.?
Got about an inch of snow during the night before we climbed, which was the first time I think I've ever seen snow in August. I actually saw one dude in shorts, poor guy.
no we are on this "planet" wow how everything looks the same
Arduous ascent up Democrat, but the rest is rather smooth. The ridge was nothing but bitter wind. I smeared my cheeks with chapstick! I was wearing trailrunning shoes, so I "ran" from Lincoln to Bross. I won't do that again anytime soon.
You could do four summits with Sherman on a good day, or weekend. I've always thought it funny this range enchains Arkansas, Democrat, and Clinton Peaks...Doesn't it?
What a wonderful day out with friends! Was a long one though, so leave early.