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Ascent of Mount Cameron on 2012-08-21

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Eric Kassan
Tim Newman
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Cameron
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14238 ft / 4339 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the first part of the hike, please see my trip report for Mount Democrat.

From the saddle between Democrat and Cameron, the trail ascended a moderate slope amid the talus up toward Cameron. This is an unofficial peak, having less than 300 feet of prominence, and is really sort of a "hub" amid the "spokes" that head off to Democrat, Lincoln, and Bross. The summit itself is a mere bump, with a cairn, register, and a sign to hold up for photo ops.

I didn't linger after signing and, headed down the hill to the northeast heading for the saddle with Lincoln.

Please see my Mount Lincoln trip report for the description of the next segment of this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:818 ft / 249 m
    Elevation Loss:136 ft / 41 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cool and partly sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:818 ft / 249 m
    Extra Loss:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Democrat  13424 ft / 4091 m
    Time Up:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Lincoln  14106 ft / 4299 m
    Time Down:6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Decalibron# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Democrat2012-08-21 a
2Mount Cameron2012-08-21 b
3Mount Lincoln2012-08-21 c
4Mount Bross2012-08-21 d
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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