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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Four 14'ers in One Day

Katherine, Will, and I decided to hike four 14'ers in one day. Are we crazy? Yes, definitely. But all four of them were in a row and not too difficult to get to. Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross are the four we hiked. Technically, Cameron isn't a true 14'er because there isn't enough drop distance between the saddle between it and Lincoln, but I count it anyway because it is a peak and it is above 14,000 feet.

The hike was 7 and a quarter mile long with almost 4,000 feet in elevation gain. That's the most elevation gain Katherine and I have ever done in one hike by about 1,500 feet. We spent the night at Katherine's parent's house in Highlands ranch to get a little bit closer to the trailhead. Our morning started at 3:30 am waking up to drive to the trailhead where there were already a good 50 cars parked by 6:00 am. I was shocked at how many cars were there but you have to start a hike this early to get all 4 of them completed before the weather rolls in. We completed the hike around 12:30 and headed back home. It was a great hike that provided a lot of different scenery, but it was one of the most difficult hikes we've ever done.

Early Morning SunMorning FrostRidges EverywhereThree ShadowsClose to the SummitNorthern RidgeMount DemocratDark ValleyDark Side of the RidgeFar MountainsIn the SaddleSunlight in the ValleyMount DemocratOn Our Way to Mount CameronRocky PathOff the EdgePath to Mount BrossPerson in BlueMount Cameron Panorama14,238 FeetOn to LincolnMount LincolnLunch On the MountainMount BrossPatchy CloudsTrail to Mount BrossExhaustedMount LincolnAlmost ThereSummited Mount BrossFirst Peak In the DistanceMount Bross PanoramaMount Democrat From a DistanceDown the RidgeDrop OffSide of the RidgeGrass!Steep DescentUnexpected WaterfallOne Last PanoramaMount Bross @14,172 Feet

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