June 6, 2015
Mt. Lincoln is a classic 14er located just a few miles south of Breckenridge. Pat “Perry” Johnson and I both had the morning free so we decided to attempt its summit and ride the east ridge. We arrived around 5 AM to treeline above Placer Valley and started skinning. The snow conditions were great and allowed for a relatively easy approach. Due to some steep parts with very slick and hard snow we had to switch to crampons to safely ascend two areas we deemed too dangerous to skin.
We arrived at the summit around 8 AM. After a quick break we transitioned our splitboards to ride mode and made our way down where we encountered some great corn snow the entire way. Living so close to some great high alpine terrain is one of the reasons we live in Breckenridge and I was happy to add another 14er descent to the books.