Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Date Posted:  08/11/2009
Modified:  08/12/2009
Date Climbed:   08/10/2009
Author:  Ken Dammen
 DeCaLiBro Class 2  

I completed this trip with friend Matt. This was Matt's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 14er. This was my 13th Colorado 14er and 14th 14er overall.

We started at 0730 in the morning. The weather report was good so we started a little later than I normally do. The trip from Eagle also took a little longer than I anticipated.

We started up to Democrat, easy navigation and route finding (not to mention a lot of people on the trail). We summited Democrat, took a few pics and signed the register. We continued on to Cameron and survived the high winds. No register or benchmark there...only a picture with elevation on it. We then survived some more wind and made it to Lincoln. Lincoln had a fun (little) scramble at the top but nothing much. Signed the register and found the benchmark, took more photos. Finished up on Mt. Bross...very windy up there. Ran into about 10 jeeps up there. They kept taking pictures of us like it was something special to hike up to the top of a mountain instead of driving a jeep up there. They were old and said it was the only way they could get up...oh well.

A little challenging getting down bross with the talus and loose rock, but not bad. Overall a nice day and Matt enjoyed his first 14er experience. Not exactly a wilderness experience with all of the other hikers and jeeps etc. The whole hike took about 6 hours at a casual pace.

My next 14ers will be class 3 and 4s so I can escape some of the crowds. Elk Range is where I am headed next..can't wait

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 Comments or Questions

08/12/2009 21:21
Whats the fee for camping there? and is it per person, or per group? I was there years ago and going back soon. this would be helpful info

Ken Dammen

Re Question
08/13/2009 00:07
I‘m not sure what the fee is for camping. I do know the parking fee is $3.00 per car. If you park just below the parking lot it is free. There is plenty of parking in the free area. Hope that helps you out.


Camping Fee
08/13/2009 02:36
I believe the fee is $8 for camping. Was up there 31 July just in time for a snowstorm on my first attempt at DeCaLiBron. Turned into DeCaLi...oops.

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