Hiking Mt. Lincoln (14,286 ft) and Mt. Bross (14,172 ft)
7 years ago, Lisa and I tried Lincoln, Democrat, and Bross all in one day; instead, we were chased off the ridge by lightning. The next year, I tackled Lincoln and Bross with some friends. Now, Lisa finally tackles these two peaks that eluded her 7 years back! We hiked up Lincoln and Bross from Quartzville near Hoosier Pass - a non-standard route the left the crowds behind. Our friends Noah and Carissa joined us.
Low hanging clouds in South Park Gearing up at the car Hiking up the start of the trail Leaving the 4WD road to ascend the shoulder of Lincoln Deer running up a snow field Noah and Lisa hiking up a steep hill Mine and cabin ruins on the side of Lincoln with Quandary in the distance Noah, Carissa, and Lisa with the summit of Lincoln in the distance The summit and the moon looming ahead Reaching the small summit of Lincoln Lisa on the summit of Lincoln This was 14er #24 for Lisa...someone left a laminated sign at the summit to make the photo more official Noah and Carissa on the summit of Lincoln Summit Panorama of Mt. Lincoln The narrow ridgeline towards Mt. Cameron Looking northward to Quandary Noah and Lisa The rather dull and uninteresting summit of Bross Just a few cars at the Kite Lake trailhead Our trail had 4 people on it...far fewer than the main trail! Reaching the summit of Mt. Bross Snacking on the summit of Bross, Mt. Lincoln in the distance The summit panorama of Mt. Bross Brian, Lisa, Carissa, and Noah on Mt. Bross Mt. Democrat in the distance Wildflowers with Lincoln in the background Carissa frolics in the meadow Old Man on the Mountain Cinquefoil The back stem of an Old Man On the Mountain Noah takes a break in a meadow The northern slopes of Mt. Lincoln are in the background Noah and Carissa Lisa relaxes in the meadow Hiking down from the saddle between Lincoln and Bross Mt. Lincoln, from the valley between Bross and Lincoln An old telegraph pole along the 4WD road Carissa takes a moment to fall down laughing