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Ascent of Mount Cameron on 2017-07-30

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Mount Cameron
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14238 ft / 4339 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked below the Kite Lake Parking since spaces were full. I had woke up at 4:30 AM and left hotel a 4:50 and arrived at the trailhead paid my $3 parking fee (self pay box) and found parking at elevation 11,880 down below the parking area. I used the Mount Democrat Trail from Kite Lake up to the saddle then turned NE along the Mount Lincoln West Trail and topped out on Cameron which acts like a false peak to Lincoln. I summited in 1 hour and 20 minutes; I summited Lincoln in 1 hour and 45 minutes; then Bross somewhere around 2 hour and 15 minutes; headed back up and over Cameron again to avoid the feldspar quick sand that was complained about by those that came up the Mount Bross Trail. Thus, adding to the days mileage and vertical gain.

Second phase of this segment was to go grab the county HP Lincoln.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2378 ft / 724 m
    Total Elevation Loss:138 ft / 41 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Grade/Class:1,2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:48F at 7AM cooler at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2378 ft / 724 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2358 ft / 718 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:Road to Kite Lake (Parking Lot was full)  11880 ft / 3621 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:118 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:see TR
    End Trailhead:same  14120 ft / 4303 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Lincoln

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Cameron2017-07-30 a2378 ft / 725 m
2Mount Lincoln2017-07-30 b256 ft / 78 m
3Mount Bross2017-07-30 c392 ft / 119 m
4Mount Cameron2017-07-30 d378 ft / 115 m
Total Trip Gain: 3404 ft / 1037 m    Total Trip Loss: 3404 ft / 1037 m



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