Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Post Date:  09/19/2013
Date Climbed:   09/18/2013
Posted By:  brianlpowers


Nice September Decalibron loop - conditions were extremely variable. One second it would be blue skies, then next ominous clouds. We considered aborting the loop after Democrat, but chose to push on when we realized how quickly the smaller gray clouds were moving away.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The road to Kite Lake Trailhead is closed 1.8 miles away from the trailhead, not 1 mile as previously reported. If you plan to do the Decalibron, plan accordingly! We ended up hiking just over 11 miles instead of the 7.25 miles as reported (3.6 road hiking miles - actually was a nice warm up before the trail).

There is just a bit of snow on the summits, but not enough to warrant microspikes. Trekking poles recommended for descents due to slippery rocks!


  • Comments or Questions
Somewhat of a Prick

Not a trip report     09/19/2013 17:48


He's not being a prick     09/19/2013 19:12
He is correct.
This info would be a good post for ”condition reports”
Thanks for posting though!


Agreed     09/19/2013 22:37
The information in this report is more appropriate for the Condition Reports.


Sorry!     09/20/2013 21:37
I'm pretty new to the site! I will place these reports in the section in the future.


Road closure     09/21/2013 16:59
Kite Lake road was closed at this point:
N 39° 18.529
W 106° 07.079

About 1.8 miles from the trailhead


Hike on 9/21     09/22/2013 19:37
Road open to TH. some snow up high but can mostly be avoided.

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