Peak(s):  Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Date Posted: 
Date Climbed:   07/28/2005
Author:  JasonF
 Democrat/Cameron/Lincoln/Bross Hike - 7/28 Kite Lake TH  

Solo hiked the above 4 peaks on a gorgeous day. Made it to the TH with a 2wd vehicle although the last 2.5 miles is rather rough, as Bill mentions in the website info. Started at 5:30AM and made it back at 10:30, although I did not stop to sightsee for very long. With the exception of 10-15 climbers and 2 marmots the trail was very open and peaceful. Saw a 4WD vehicle on the top of Bross from the top of Democrat. The descent from Mt. Bross was BRUTAL - I was rock skiing most of the way down. Would highly recommend wearing (or bringing along) boots for this portion of the trail. This descent is worth it as it allows one to better see the reason why Kite Lake has its name. Also the descent takes you through a beautiful alpine meadow.

 Comments or Questions

Bross Decent
07/17/2007 04:58
The decent from Bross IS very difficult! I totally agree. Some parts are hard to ”ski” down because the trail is packed with just a few stones to cause slippage. Once you get to the ridge overlooking the gully it is best to head down the ridge pretty far until you see a decent switchback to the left that takes you almost all the way to the point where the trail heads up the other side of the gully

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