|Peak:||Mt. Lincoln (14er)|
|Posted By:||Matt Lemke|
|Date of Information:||11/27/2011|
Climbed Lincoln, Cameron and Bross today from Kite Lake. The Kite Lake road is drive able for most vehicles. A 2WD car may have some trouble (or may not make it?) as there were spots with hard pack snow/ice on the road but most of the road was just open roadbed. 2WD with chains no problem! We made it to Kite Lake very easily in a Jeep.
The trail up towards Democrat to the Democrat/Cameron saddle was mostly snow free with some areas of drift over the trail. Very doable. I've done Democrat already so we headed hp Cameron. This is where the wind picked up and as we reached the summit of Cameron we were nearly blown over! Mostly snow free ridge walk though and only a few patches on to Lincoln. The traverse from Cameron to Lincoln was the windiest part with estimated sustained winds over 60 mph from the west. Beautiful sunny day though.
We then took the trail to Bross which was largely snow free with some areas of drift. The remaining descent back to Kite Lake had some very short areas of post-holing right by the lake but the trail was easy to follow. Micro-spikes would help but are not needed right now.
On this glorious Sunday we had all these popular 14ers to ourselves. Not one other car at Kite Lake all day! With the great weather this week this week will be a great time to do the DeCaLiBron as the crowds won't be there.