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Date Saturday  7/24/2021
End Date
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Light & Fast: Democrat/Lincoln/Cameron/Bross Ultralight Gear Option
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Charles Cromwell
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 3700
Driving Distance Varies

Location

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Range 
39.32758° N, -106.12928° W 

 

14ers: Mt. DemocratMt. CameronMt. LincolnMt. Bross

UPDATE: RESCHEDULED FROM 18 JUNE DUE TO CLOSURE.  PENDING ACCESS.  NEW DATE IS A SATURDAY TOO.

 

 

 

Meetup/carpooling subject to COVID restrictions; plan to meet at Kite Lake Trailhead vicinity of campground sign / restroom area.

Depart from Kite Lake Trailhead 0600

Take Colorado 9 to Alma. In the middle of town and on the west side of the road, look for a small sign for the road to Kite Lake. It's across the road from the "Caniglia Real Estate" building. Turn here and drive a bit through a residential area. Continue 6 miles to Kite Lake. The last mile of this road can be a bit more rough, but a good-clearance 2WD should still be able to make it when the road is dry. There are rest



For more info Contact

mike.cromwell@rocketmail.com 

858-395-5986  

In order to help me get a sense of everyone's fitness, skills, and expectations, please answer the following questions in order to receive the trip passcode. There are no right or wrong answers.

1) What is your "light and fast" or ultralight hiking gear setup for this trip?

2) Last 3 trips above 13,000 ft. with dates and approximate roundtrip times.

3) How do you maintain / improve your fitness level?

4) Current hiker classification. If you are not a C hiker, why do you feel you are qualified for this trip?

5) Why do you want to join this trip?

6) What CMC classes or equivalents you have completed (BMS/ACS, Alpine Scrambling Course, etc.)

7) Any first aid certifications (i.e. WFA)

8) Any medical conditions; allergies; etc., 

 

 

 



Details

UPDATED FOR 24 JULY 2021; SATURDAY....STILL PENDING ACCESS.



My plan for this hike and route is to focus on Light and Fast or Ultralight hiking gear to enable a quicker pace than normal on the clockwise route.  Our route is  Democrat-Cameron-Lincoln and the Bross Peak bypass route.  



The goal for "pace" is to complete the DECALIBRON loop in under 5 hours; not extremely fast but a good pace for a group of six that still provides time for breaks.  (Weather; trail conditions; number of hikers will all impact our hiking pace.)



Ten essentials are still required, but you should dress and plan to move at a quicker pace than normal with some jogging options planned between the following areas of the hike:  "Cameron - Lincoln" and "Lincoln - Bross".  There will still be breaks for food / water etc., but the overall intent is to test a gear setup that will enable you to move quickly if weather and trail conditions support a faster pace.



 



 



 




Notes

COVID protocol SUMMARY

1.DO NOT participant on the trip if you feel you have symptoms of the virus

2.Take your temperature 24 hours prior to the trip and confirm to the trip leader it is less than 100.4 F

3.The trip will be limited to 6 people including leader due to minimize potential impact other users

4.You MUST sign the new liability wavier https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web

5.You will need to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose during the trip (note a buff/neck gaiter is acceptable)