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Ascent of Mount Lincoln 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 Lincoln
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14286 ft / 4354 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the description of the previous part of this hike, please see my trip report on Mount Cameron.

From the saddle with Mount Cameron, the trail forks: the more direct path heading northeast and up to nearby Mount Lincoln, and the other bending south and heading down toward the saddle with Mount Bross.

I was still feeling fantastic and focused on pushing myself, so I quickly strode up the trail to the summit. The same stuff here: register, sign, cairn, people, and also a little photo book of some sort that someone left. there was a good view of Quandary Peak to the north. Eric had wanted to meet up here for a group summit shot with Tim. So I parked it and took some photos and waited.

The wind was blowing moderately and I was sweaty from pushing so hard, and soon got cold sitting around. After 33 minutes on the summit, and neither Tim or Eric in sight (I could see Cameron's summit down the hill), I decided to press on to Mount Bross. I headed down the hill, moving a little stiffly, and back to the saddle with Cameron. From there, the trail to Bross branches off and skirts the eastern base of Cameron, and drops to a lower saddle with Bross. I was still cold and decided to start running, which felt really good.

For the final portion of this hike, please see my trip report on Mount Bross.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:227 ft / 68 m
    Elevation Loss:444 ft / 134 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 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:199 ft / 60 m
    Extra Loss:19 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Cameron  14106 ft / 4299 m
    Time Up:9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:425 ft / 129 m
    Extra Gain:28 ft / 8 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Bross  13889 ft / 4233 m
    Time Down:18 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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