Ascent of Mount Cameron on 2012-06-16
|Others in Party:||Paul Cruz|
|Date:||Saturday, June 16, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14238 ft / 4339 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis trip was a lot longer and tougher than anticipated. Gerry Roach pegs this at a 7 mile loop, so I was thinking 3 hours, maybe 4. It took almost 8. We had a pretty mixed bag of hikers - as far as ability. Nate ate Wendy's before. Sam had jeans on (he cut them off into shorts on the way up Mt. Lincoln). I was concerned that some folks might not know what they were getting into. Delia and Nate struggled early. Paul and I set the pace. Whitney wasn't too far behind us. There are a lot of trails up there and we took a wrong turn somewhere - ended up at Lake Emma, which was definitely way off course. We veered back and ended up taking on the Southeast Ridge, which involved some scrambling and loose rock, instead of approaching directly from the east, as Roach instructs. Wasn't difficult, it was just a little tricky at times and steeper than the alternative. I think we just took the wrong trail from the trailhead. Paul had to peel back and stick with Delia. I kept chugging and was on Democrat almost 30 minutes before Whitney arrived. Next person up, surprisingly, was Nate. Next I descended into the saddle and it was a tough, long climb up Cameron - but beautiful views on the ridge. Cameron is flat (most do not classify this as an independent mountain) and it was incredibly windy. It was a short hike over to Lincoln - liked this summit the best. Next was a long, but easy walk over to Bross. Coming down was a long slog. It was steep, loose, and difficult, but forgiving.
Route: Kite Lake Trailhead
Summit Democrat: 11:05am
Depart Democrat: 11:35am
Depart Saddle: 12:15pm
Summit Cameron: ????
Summit Lincoln: 1:50pm
Summit Bross: 2:33pm
|Summary Total Data|
| Trailhead:||Kite Lake Trailhead -9999 ft / -3047 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||4 Hours 35 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 41 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Decalibron|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3600 ft / 1097 m Total Trip Loss: 3600 ft / 1097 m
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