Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Date Posted:  09/07/2020
Date Climbed:   09/06/2020
Author:  CoSpringsHiker
 Decalibron  

Just climbed the Decalibron:

1) Parking was horrible. Arrived around 6:45am and the whole lot was full and the roadside parking was full all the way down. People were hiking a long distance to the trailhead.

2) Warm and hot at the bottom and cold and very windy at the top. Everyone put on coats, gloves, and winter hats.

3) Climb times (you will have to do the math). These are the actual watch times so they include all stops, breaks, snacks, pictures.... I am in fair/medium shape. 50 years old. Don't work out. Walk and bike with the kids in the neighborhood. These were my first 14ers.

Start: 6:57am

Saddle: 7:56am

Democrat peak: 8:40am

Back to saddle: 9:20am

Cameron Peak: 10:12am

Lincoln Peak: 10:36

Bross Peak: 11:36

Back to car: 12:51

The trip down Bross was the worst part - everyone fell multiple times. Brutal. Don't turn left early at the broken trail sign - those people regretted it.

Used 2L of water. Trail shoes. Snacks. Warmer clothes at the top. Trecking poles (huge help)




 Comments or Questions
BillMiddlebrook

Condition Update
09/08/2020 07:55
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