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Peak(s):  Mt. Bross  -  14,178 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,293 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,248 feet
Mt. Democrat  -  14,154 feet
Date Posted:  08/06/2020
Date Climbed:   08/05/2020
Author:  Editrmh
 Decalibron? No! BrosLinCaDem!   

Decalibron is a catchy name, yes. But I think you should hike the BrossLinCaDem instead. Why? 1. As long as they call it the Decalibron, a long line of sheep will baa-baa-baa their way up Democrat first, which will leave you relatively alone if you head up Bross first. Ditto your solitary descent at day's end, from Democrat. 2. The rocks and gravel on Bross get bad reviews from hikers heading downhill. On the way up it's like walking on crunchy beach sand: a good grip for the exertion of your first 2000' of elevation gain. 3. Once you reach elevation, you remain there for Lincoln and Cameron, which makes the first three peaks a walk in the park (relatively). 4. When you come over the crest of Cameron and make the long descent to the saddle, you have half an hour to contemplate the steep face of Mt. Democrat and psyche yourself up for it. Plus, having already done three 14ers, are you really gonna skip the fourth? No! You'll hump it up there and celebrate on the most peak-like of the four (Lincoln finishes a close second). Hiking 2000' down Mt. Democrat to Kite Lake is no picnic, of course, but you can slip-slide-stumble along full in the knowledge that, unlike a majority of other hikers, you've accomplished the mighty BrossLinCaDem. Bragging rights!

Comments or Questions
8/7/2020 6:25am
There's a strange phenomenon that people at amusement parks tend to start the day going counterclockwise. So, you beat the crowds going clockwise. This is not the case with DeCaLiBron.

8/8/2020 2:58pm
This is not a trip report. When you clicked "Add Report..." there should have been a popup which explained what constitutes a trip report on 14ers.com.

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