|Peak:||Mt. Sherman (14er)|
|Route:||Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek|
|Date of Information:||04/22/2012|
Co Rd 18 gets muddy and rutted near the approach to the gate closure at 12,000 feet, so I recommend passenger cars park a bit lower. Patches of snow on the lower part of the route give way to a good big snow field just below the 13,150 foot ridge. This snow field has no post holing and can be traversed in boots (no spikes needed, though helpful). From the saddle to the top snow on the trail in spots, again no spikes needed. Go hike it now before the melting of the snow takes away the fun glissade off the ridge!