Ascent of Mount Democrat on 2015-08-23
|Date:||Sunday, August 23, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14148 ft / 4312 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot to the trailhead late for a weekend - around 6 AM, but I was able to park up top because those without a high clearance vehicle could not make it all the way up the road. There was a self administered $3 parking fee. Finished my breakfast and got started around 6:30 AM. Lots of people were out to hike today. Found myself sucking wind pretty hard on this hike once again - acclimated yes, but in shape, maybe not! After Democrat came back down to the saddle and decided to try for Cameron, but between lung fatigue and the high winds, I gave up and turned around at about 13,920'.
There was something going on with Bross today - signboard at trailhead sais Bross summit was "closed" and I heard (second hand) on the mountain that people on ATV's were turning hikers back coming from Lincoln. Not sure what that was all about.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2148 ft / 654 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.8 km|
| Route:||Democrat Trail|
| Trailhead:||Kite Lake Trailhead 12000 ft / 3657 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
| Time:||2 Hours 42 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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