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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
 Post Date:  03/10/2012
 Date Climbed:   03/09/2012
 Posted By:  ranger7

 Decalibron - Democrat = Calibron   

MOUNTAINS: Mt. Bross (or was it?), Mt. Cameron, Mt. Lincoln
ROUTE: Mt. Bross' East Slopes from the Moose Creek TH, standard traverse over Mt. Cameron to Mt. Lincoln, down Mt. Lincoln's East Slopes to Quartzville Road and short walk to parking area

RT DISTANCE: 10 miles
RT GAIN: 3,700'
RT TIME: 7.5
CLIMBERS: Mark (ranger7) & Jake


Details:

From Alma, Park County 6 & Quartzville road are clear with patches of ice. Two wheel drive accessable to the TH at the corner of Quartzville and Zinc (small parking lot).

At start point, .01 miles North on Quartzville road from parking lot (see image 1, 2), take left off road and head due west in 1-2' snowdrifts for around 200 meters to a very large dry area.

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Jake at start point; 0.1 mile north up Quartzville Road


Used snowshoes, but soon learned we could have left them in the car; did not need them past 200 meters from the start point for the rest of the day (see image # 3). Carrying them was good exercise though

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Dry area around 200 meters after Start Point; Bross in the backround


Small area of snowpack at the base of Bross. Head Southwest over snowpack to a very obvious DRY NE ridge route. NE ridge to summit is dry (see image # 3, 4 & 5).

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On the East Slope looking up at Bross (very dry)

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Jake on the East slope; Bross Summit in the backround


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Tebowing on Mt. Bross (or was it?); Cameron (left) and Lincoln (right) in the backround


Bross to Cameron to Lincoln is mostly dry. (see pics below)

To finish: After summitting Mt Lincoln, descend down Lincolns East slope connecting to very obvious mining road which takes you all the way to Quartzville Road. (see pics below)



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
TheOtherIndian

Same route ...     2012-03-12 19:51:02
We did the exact same route on Saturday. Although we descended back to Quartzville TH.

MountainFever: There is no snow snow on Cameron or Bross, if that is why you are asking for a pic. Lincoln had some snow on the final pitch to the summit, but not on the summit.
Edit: There was some snow on Lincoln, couple of inches


ranger7

to: Mountain Fever     2012-03-13 12:36:17
Look at the pic (in the above thumbnails) of me doing a pushup on rocks. That is Cameron summit with Mt. Lincoln in the backround.



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