rfinegan wrote:I'm definitely interested in coming! But with all the new snow I am hesitant as to how safe the climb will be - CAIC says the area has high avalanche danger right now (http://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php). Thoughts?
Sherman's actually grouped with the Sawatch on the CAIC's map. If you click the "peaks" checkbox, you can see that they've evaluated most of the Mosquito Range (including Sherman) as being "considerable" danger at and above treeline on all aspects except NW, W, and SW and "moderate" on all aspects below treeline. Hopefully, that will improve over the next couple of days. But, if you're not comfortable with the conditions, don't push yourself. Do only what you feel safe and prepared to do.