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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  07/25/2011
 Date Climbed:   07/24/2011
 Posted By:  butterflyer

 Mt.Sherman Favorite 14er yet   


Pre climb


After my swim meet on Saturday My mom and I immediately started the long but beautiful drive to scenic brekenridge. On the way up we were greeted with beautiful views of Torreys and Mt.Holy cross. When we arrived in brekenridge at 6:30 or 7:00 we went to the brekenridge brewery for a delicious and fun dinner of burgers and amazing views. We checked into the Beaver run Resort, over all it was a very nice hotel. (P.S. sorry no photos to high resolution)


The Climb



My Mom and I woke up at 4:00 A.M. and left the hotel at 4:30. The drive to the trail head took about an hour. we thought it would not take to long but the last ten miles took almost a half hour. The sky was just starting to get light when we parked at the gate at 12,000 ft. We were the first car at the trail head. But as we parked we saw the little pricks of light working their way up the rough road. By the time we finished getting ready there were two or three other cars there with us. Right out of the gates we saw these beautiful mine ruins along the trail. there were train tracks and a dumping site. When we came around this hill we saw our first real view of the mountain. It was a lot more intimidating than I expected, but it was beautiful with the rolling hills and the snow fields. We followed the winding jeep road until we hit a steep snow field. Mom and I were perplexed, we were not sue which way to get up. We turned around and saw this guy behind us and asked him if he had any idea where the trail was he responded with,"I was following you guys" so we (us and the then unknown guy) went back to the last place we saw the trail and found that couple that had parked behind us. they had a page from Gerry roaches book and a GPS. At that point in time those two resources were no help but we all decided to follow a trough with a few foot prints up the snow field that was maybe 40-50 feet. We got to a dry patch and found the trail again. At the saddle we followed this large scree slope up the the thin but fun ridge. We summited at around 7:45. We met a group that had passed our little group (The couple we met we learned their names are Mike and Claire and the guy whose name was Chris) and my mom told them about the project I'm working on called climb with Jack where I am climbing 14ers to raise money for cystic fibrosis. One of the members of that group gave us 5$ for the website . The descent was pretty uneventful. It was an amazing climb with amazing new people. Thanks Chris,Claire,and Mike we hope to climb with you sometime soon.

 


  • Comments or Questions
mtngrlmb


Great climb for a great cause     2011-08-19 12:41:17
Nice report Jack. I am a friend of your mom and Anna and Izah. I am also on the Board of the CF Foundation. Everyone on the board and at the foundation is really proud of you and impressed by your efforts. Good luck with the rest of your climbs this summer!



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