Mounts Democrat, Lincoln and Bross from Kite Lake

Trip Date:Jul-21-1999
Trailhead Name:Kite Lake
Trailhead Elevation:12,020 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,520 Feet
Route Name:Decalibron
Round Trip Length:7.0 Miles
Trip Duration:6h 30m
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Mount Democrat

Elevation:14,148 Feet Mount Democrat
Rank:29th of 54
Range:Mosquito

Mount Lincoln

Elevation:14,286 Feet Mount Lincoln
Rank:8th of 54
Range:Mosquito

Mount Bross

Elevation:14,172 Feet Mount Bross
Rank:22nd of 54
Range:Mosquito
Here is the trailhead sign noting Kite Lake (Elev. 12,020 ft.) and the surrounding camping areas. Looking at Mount Democrat (Elev. 14,148 ft.) from the trailhead. Mount Bross (Elev. 14,172 ft.) and connecting ridge.
Here is the trailhead sign noting Kite Lake (Elev. 12,020 ft.) and the surrounding camping areas. Looking at Mount Democrat (Elev. 14,148 ft.) from the trailhead. Mount Bross (Elev. 14,172 ft.) and connecting ridge.
The outhouse at Kite Lake. Brian on the trail with Kite Lake in the background. On the saddle was the remains of an abandoned mine.
The outhouse at Kite Lake. Brian on the trail with Kite Lake in the background. On the saddle was the remains of an abandoned mine.
Mount Cameron/Cameron Point (Elev. 14,239 ft.) which used to be called an official 14er, but now has come into disfavor to call it that. The false summit of Mount Democrat. Once we reached the false summit, the real one was only 10-15 minutes away. The final pitch to Mount Democrat (Elev. 14,148 ft.)
Mount Cameron/Cameron Point (Elev. 14,239 ft.) which used to be called an official 14er, but now has come into disfavor to call it that. The false summit of Mount Democrat. Once we reached the false summit, the real one was only 10-15 minutes away. The final pitch to Mount Democrat (Elev. 14,148 ft.)
Cameron and Mount Lincoln (Elev. 14,286 ft.) barely visible as a point to the left of Cameron. Quandary Peak (Elev. 14,265 ft.) visible as a bump in the middle of the picture. Brian at the summit of Mount Democrat.
Cameron and Mount Lincoln (Elev. 14,286 ft.) barely visible as a point to the left of Cameron. Quandary Peak (Elev. 14,265 ft.) visible as a bump in the middle of the picture. Brian at the summit of Mount Democrat.
The log book from the top of Mount Democrat. Brian rests enroute to Cameron. Kite Lake with tail.
The log book from the top of Mount Democrat. Brian rests enroute to Cameron. Kite Lake with tail.
Looking back toward Mount Democrat. The true summit is the highest point in the picture middle. Mount Bross showing the Jeep trail to the top. There was a Ford F250 and a Nissan Xterra up there. The Xterra was trying to stop the F250 from sliding down a slope. Mount Lincoln (Elev. 14,286 ft.) from Cameron.
Looking back toward Mount Democrat. The true summit is the highest point in the picture middle. Mount Bross showing the Jeep trail to the top. There was a Ford F250 and a Nissan Xterra up there. The Xterra was trying to stop the F250 from sliding down a slope. Mount Lincoln (Elev. 14,286 ft.) from Cameron.
Lone climber descends from Mount Lincoln. Brian at the summit of Mount Lincoln with Bross in the background. Mount Bross (Elev. 14,172 ft.) from the last pitch.
Lone climber descends from Mount Lincoln. Brian at the summit of Mount Lincoln with Bross in the background. Mount Bross (Elev. 14,172 ft.) from the last pitch.
Mount Democrat from Mount Bross. Mount Cameron/Cameron Point from Mount Bross. Mount Lincoln from Mount Bross.
Mount Democrat from Mount Bross. Mount Cameron/Cameron Point from Mount Bross. Mount Lincoln from Mount Bross.
The Continental Divide from Mount Bross. Brian at the summit of Mount Bross. This is his 9th peak too! Kite Lake from the west flank of Bross.
The Continental Divide from Mount Bross. Brian at the summit of Mount Bross. This is his 9th peak too! Kite Lake from the west flank of Bross.
Cameron and the western ridgeline. Since the storm was closing in, we decided to descend down a coulier filled with scree. Another abandoned mine on the west flank of Bross.
Cameron and the western ridgeline. Since the storm was closing in, we decided to descend down a coulier filled with scree. Another abandoned mine on the west flank of Bross.
A nice waterfall with Bross in the background.
A nice waterfall with Bross in the background.