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 Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
 Post Date:  08/24/2009
 Date Climbed:   08/22/2009
 Posted By:  Aggie_05

 dacalibron   

Climbed democrat, cameron, lincoln, and bross on Saturday 8/22 with my wife (along with at least 100 other people).

Summited
Democrat at 1hr-14min,
Cameron at 2hr-12min,
Lincoln at 2hr-32min,
Bross at 3hr-12min,
and arrived back at Kite Lake at 4hr-5min.

This included ~12 minutes on the first 3 peaks combined and ~15 minutes on Bross, so total hiking time was roughly 3hr-40min. This also included asking 100 people if they'd let us pass them on the trail!

 


  • Comments or Questions
bierstadt

round trip to kite lake     2011-02-04 17:22:16
we plan on doing the same trip you described, but were wondering how you get back to kite lake. according to the info on Mt Bross you end up at mineral park trailhead???
could you shed some light on this
thanks


Aggie_05


reply to your question     2010-11-30 10:28:48
Pasted from Bill‘s route description:
Returning to Kite Lake:
Follow the trail west along the side of a ridge (Photo #33) and then southwest to reach the ridge crest - Photo #34. Follow the gravel-covered trail down the ridge. The ridge narrows below 13,500', but stay on the ridge all the way down to 13,300' - Photo #35. Near some blackened rocks at 13,300' (Photo #36), look for a trail that drops to the left - Photo #37. Follow this trail down to a large gully - Photo #38. Cross the gully and stay on the trail that leads back to the trailhead. Photo #39 and Photo #40 look back on the area. Don‘t go back into the gully - it turns sour near the bottom. Stay on the trail (Photo #41 and Photo #42) and hike down to the basin east of Kite Lake. Cross the grassy basin to the trailhead. Photo #43 looks back at the descent.




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