Ascent of Mount Lincoln on 2003-08-24

Climber: Neil Smith

Date:Sunday, August 24, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lincoln
    Elevation:14286 ft / 4354 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first hike after moving to Colorado, and the first hike since my visit with Dad in 1999. The trail is a loop starting and ending at Kite Lake near Alma. The trail bags three 14ers along with an unofficial 14er peak in Mount Cameron. The beauty of this trail is that it can easily be done in a dayand provides stunning scenery! The downside of this trail is that it officially is now closed because it repeatedly crosses over private property along the peaks. Enthusiasts hope to have the trail back open this summer after negotiating a deal between the state and the landowners.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Elevation Loss:314 ft / 95 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Extra Loss:314 ft / 95 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Bowl Shaped Valley around 12,600 ft.  12600 ft / 3840 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:Mount Lincoln Summit  14286 ft / 4354 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Kite Lake Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Mount Lincoln2003-08-24

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