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Category: 10 Mile/Mosquito

Peaks #25-28 Bross, Lincoln, Cameron, Democrat: April 7 Project Halfway Point

Peaks #25-28 Halfway Point of the Project!

Bross, Lincoln, Cameron, and Democrat.

Summit of Lincoln, 14,286' highest in the 10 Mile / Mosquito and 8th highest summit in Colorado.

Summit of Lincoln, 14,286′ highest in the 10 Mile / Mosquito and 8th highest summit in Colorado.

Start at 8am, Bross at 1030am, Lincoln at 11, Cameron at 1215, Democrat at 145pm. Finish 230pm.   This was about the 4th or 5th time I’ve skied all of these peaks, so it was pretty straightforward.

Always in charge and getting ready to charge down Democrat, Peak #28.

Always in charge and getting ready to charge down Democrat, Peak #28.

The snow was great on Democrat and ok on the others. All in all a fun day with only a few wind bursts, and I got to relax on each summit for at least 30 minutes each on my Solo Day.

Democrat from the southeast - I would ski the fun southeast 'Democratic Donkey' couloir.

Democrat from the southeast – I would ski the fun southeast ‘Democratic Donkey’ couloir.

On Thursday I skied four more 14ers, bringing my total to 28 and reaching the halfway point of the ski the 14ers project. The ‘Decalibron loop’ dubbed by most people, is in the 10-Mile/ Mosquito Range. I called in the ‘Broslincamdem’ loop because that is the order I skied the peaks in for the day.

With these four peaks I was also able to complete this range and move even further towards the overall goal to ski every Colorado 14er in the same season.

Bross, 14,172'

Bross, 14,172′

Here are a few photos and I will get posts up on the ‘ski the 14ers menu bar for each peak as soon as time allows. The skiing off of Democrat was good while Bross was in less than favorable conditions and Lincoln was pretty nice off the top.

The line off Cameron was fun after dropping over from Lincoln and Bross.

The line off Cameron was fun after dropping over from Lincoln and Bross.

Wow, this week since last Saturday I skied eight 14ers, so it’s tough to catch up on the writing and posting of photos right now!

Timer photo on top of Democrat.

Timer photo on top of Democrat.

Let’s keep it going: A small storm system comes through over the weekend I will resume the adventure next week!

 

Thanks for Tuning in,

 

Dr. Jon

Happy Easter 2016 – A Big week of peaks #17-20.

Getting to 20 Peaks completed

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The magical hour.

The magical hour.

It’s been quite a week, and today was a great way to finish my 4th peak in 7 days and my 5th peak in 8 days. We took advantage of fresh powder and seized on blue skies to summit and Ski Mount Sherman in the 10-mile / Mosquito Range. It’s been so darn windy all winter and I was hoping that the new snow as well as taking advantage of the leeward side of the peak would provide a reasonable descent.

Stepping to the summit of 14,042' Ellingwood with Little Bear Peak in the distance.

Stepping to the summit of 14,042′ Ellingwood with Little Bear Peak in the distance.

I will have the new peaks and pages updated soon so thanks for following along! This week the weather is forecasted to deteriorate until next Friday or Saturday, so for now I will hold, rest and get ready to get back after it in a few days.

 

Summary of the past week:

#17 and #18 Monday March 21 Ellingwod (14,042’) and Blanca (14,345’)

Skiing the south face of Ellingwood 14er.

Skiing the south face of Ellingwood 14er.

#19 Friday March 25 Columbia (14,073’)

The snow was pretty good on Columbia too.

The snow was pretty good on Columbia too.

#20 Sunday March 27 Sherman (14,036’)

Even the normally bare and scoured Sherman provided some healthy turns.

Even the normally bare and scoured Sherman provided some healthy turns.

Thanks for tagging along and more to come!

 

Dr. Jon

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