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Ascent of Mount Cameron on 2020-07-08

Climber: Keith Turner

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cameron
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14238 ft / 4339 m

Ascent Trip Report

Down from Lincoln to the saddle then up to Cameron in .5 miles and 25 minutes. Flattest mountain summit I've ever been on. Similar to Bross. Still just a beautiful area. After passing over 100 people on the way up to South Bross, I only passed 4 other people the rest of the time. Great overall day. Being able to accomplish this in the afternoon and with 0 chance of storms in July was amazing. Pretty slow going down Cameron and back to TH. Lots of loose, fairly steep scree. Still think I'd rather go down this than Bross. Walking with my head down and watching my steps carefully I was surprised by a mountain goat which stood up 5 feet off the trail and 10 feet from me! He put his head down like he was going to charge! Mountain goats are bigger than I thought! Once I backed up a couple feet he relaxed and laid back down. It was too steep to go around him so I had to hike down the trail 5 feet from him. Passed with no issues ha. Crazy experience I'll never forget...Back to my SUV at 6:00pm so overall 5:40 to do the 4 peaks in 6.8 miles...5 14ers in 2 days.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:2286 ft / 696 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:48 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Decalibron Right
    Start Trailhead:Mount Lincoln Summit  14286 ft / 4354 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2238 ft / 682 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Decalibron Right
    End Trailhead:Kite Lake TH  12000 ft / 3657 m
    Time:2 Hours 



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