Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mount Lincoln

Mount Lincoln, at 14,286 feet,
is the 8th tallest peak in Colorado and the tallest peak we climbed on our recent Colorado trip.
It was also unusual because we couldn't see it for much of our hiking day because it was shielded by the just smaller Mount Cameron, which is 14,238 feet and just a half mile away. It has a spikey summit and nice cliffs to the east that provide some beautiful views from the top.
To the north we could see Quandary Peak, another fourteener, and, of course, Cameron and Mount Democrat were to the south.
From the summit of Mount Cameron
it was an easy walk down and then along a nice ridge
to the summit nob. The summit nob was not large, but probably about 50 or 60 feet of rock and shale to the top.
There we found a group of about five people that had made Mount Lincoln (across Mount Cameron) their only destination of the day. This was my favorite part of the hike of this three summit day. Below, Andrew and Sam on the summit.

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