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Ascent of Mount Democrat on 2015-08-23

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Democrat
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14148 ft / 4312 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 42 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Sedlak
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