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|Kite Lake, CO
Kite Lake is a high altitude lake (above timberline)
at the base of three Colorado 14ers. From the town of Alma,
follow signs to Kite Lake into the canyon with old mining structures and Buckskin Creek
flowing through. Kite Lake serves as a picnic area, campground and launching point for hikers seeking to
summit Mt. Democrat, Mt. Lincoln and/or Mt. Bross.
Adjacent are two photos of Kite Lake. Can you tell why it is called Kite Lake? :)
TOP PHOTO: Near the beginning of my hike to Mt. Democrat, I looked back to capture the view of Kite Lake.
BOTTOM PHOTO: Standing near the summit of Cameron Point ("Mt. Cameron"), the view of Kite Lake.
Cameron Point is not recognized as an official 14er because the saddle between itself and Mt.
Lincoln is not low enough to consider it its own mountain.
|On June 19, 2004, I captured three photos of Kite Lake as I stood near it.
There was still plenty of snow up there, but at least much of the lake had thawed out.
This is a great place for picnicing, photography or dare I say, flying a kite!