|Peak:||Mt. Sherman (14er)|
|Route:||picked out way on east/south face|
|Date of Information:||01/01/2012|
Like the previous report--we parked about, oh, half mile below Leavick site. Sunny day. Microspikes needed at times.. Road condition to parking was fine. Since we hadn't done the peak before, had a helluva time finding trail. Ended up criss crossing east face... windy for most of the way--except on top where it calmed down and gave us an opportunity to have some tea. Then decided to come down south-eastern ridge--which appeared to offer a gentler descent than the route-picking we did on the way up. As soon as we started descending--an incredible wind from the northwest starting battering us--the snowshoes tied to our packs acted as sails, and there were a few very dicey moments...yes, there were. on the ridge being scooted around by the wind my partner yells out--"don't think I can keep going this way!" Me, in my best "south-col-Everest" impression shouts out "We can't--we've got to keep going!!" sigh. helluva day.