Peak(s):  Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Date Posted:  08/17/2020
Date Climbed:   07/28/2020
Author:  Phacelialpina
 Mosquito Range in the Fog   

Trailhead: Kite Lake

Start Time: 7:10 AM

Summit Time: 9:30 AM

Finish Time: 12:00 PM

This year we were doing all of our hikes as a family: Dad, Mom, my four younger siblings, and I. Dad had to carry the baby of the family but my four year old sister(Cassie the Mountain Climber) walked the whole time. In 2012 Dad, Mom, and I had done Democrat, Cameron, and Bross. Due to the extreme wind we had not gone over to Lincoln making it our main goal.

We started at 7:10 AM from Kite Lake. The turn onto county rd. 8 (Kite Lake) wasn't really marked in Alma. We took our 2 wheel drive Nissan NV Passenger Van to the trailhead with no problem. The road is greatly improved from 2012.

It was very foggy. However it was only a little bit windy which I was very thankful for.

We went over to Cameron from the Cameron-Democrat saddle; we opted not to do Democrat because we wanted to increase our chances of summiting Lincoln.

Fog on Cameron

We walked over Cameron which my parents and I had previously done. From Cameron we headed through the fog to Lincoln which was very close. Cassie the Mountain Climber was talking the whole time, naming the mountains for us.

Summit of Lincoln
View from the summit of Lincoln

After we summited Lincoln at 9:30 AM the fog started to clear. Lincoln was my 10th 14er finishing the Tenmile-Mosquito Range for my parents and I. It was my four year old sister's 2nd 14er.

Heading back down Lincoln we almost headed back over Cameron in the fog but realized that we were going the wrong way and headed toward Bross.

View from Trail to Bross looking towards Quartsville.

Looking south at the Mosquito's

Bross, a repeat for me, was Cassie's 3rd 14er.

Kite Lake

The trail coming down off of Bross dropped off of the ridge on the rocks. This section was steep and the rocks were not very stable.

Waterfall and snow bridge coming down from Bross.

On the hike we saw 30 pikas and heard lots more. My four year old sister had lots of energy the whole way. We arrived back at the trailhead at noon.

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