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 Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
 Post Date:  07/11/2009
 Date Climbed:   07/11/2009
 Posted By:  sandlot

 Kite Lake Loop   

Left from Denver at 6:30, arrived at the trailhead at 8:45. The parking lot was packed, with cars parked up and down the road.

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Followed the trail up between Democrat and Cameron, getting to the saddle in just under an hour.

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Turned west and headed for Democrat. For me this was the worst part of the whole trip. The boulder field made it hard to get going. I made it to the top of Democrat at 10:40.

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I then headed backdown towards the saddle to head back up towards Cameron and Lincoln. I made it to the top of Cameron at 12:00. It was very windy, which was bringing in a storm.

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Made it to Lincoln at 12:20, to see the storm coming in. Stayed on top just long enough to take a picture of Bross.

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After high tailing it off Lincoln towards that last 14er of the group, I made it to the top at 1:20. It was snowing/raining, but I found the broken 14ers.com summit paper container.

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Worried about the storm, I hurried down Bross' ridge towards Kite Lake. I thought this was the best part of the trip. Even though there were some sketchy parts, it was a good trail with a good view all the way down. I made it back to the car at 2:30.

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  • Comments or Questions
hfd73

Love the     2009-07-11 21:32:33
Pikes National Forest sign above treeline. Did these 4 last year, funtrip, congrats.



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