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Ascent of Mount Cameron on 2012-08-21

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Tim Newman
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Cameron
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14238 ft / 4339 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the first part of the hike, please see my trip report for Mount Democrat.

From the saddle between Democrat and Cameron, the trail ascended a moderate slope amid the talus up toward Cameron. This is an unofficial peak, having less than 300 feet of prominence, and is really sort of a "hub" amid the "spokes" that head off to Democrat, Lincoln, and Bross. The summit itself is a mere bump, with a cairn, register, and a sign to hold up for photo ops.

I didn't linger after signing and, headed down the hill to the northeast heading for the saddle with Lincoln.

Please see my Mount Lincoln trip report for the description of the next segment of this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:818 ft / 249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:136 ft / 41 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 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
    Gain on way in:818 ft / 249 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 814 ft / 248 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    Start Trailhead:Saddle w/Democrat  13424 ft / 4091 m
    Time:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Decalibron Trail
    End Trailhead:Saddle w/Lincoln  14106 ft / 4299 m
    Time:6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Decalibron# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Democrat2012-08-21 a2117 ft / 645 m
2Mount Cameron2012-08-21 b818 ft / 249 m
3Mount Lincoln2012-08-21 c227 ft / 69 m
4Mount Bross2012-08-21 d328 ft / 100 m
Total Trip Gain: 3490 ft / 1063 m    Total Trip Loss: 3490 ft / 1063 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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