Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Post Date:  07/29/2011
Date Climbed:   07/28/2011
Posted By:  tdanderson2

 Mt. Sherman - Four Mile Creek   

Made it to the gate at Four Mile Creek and left the trailhead at 7:00 a.m. The night before it rained hard in Fairplay and there was a lot of lightening but the day was clear. Temperatures when we left Fairplay at 6:15 were only 39 degrees.

When we started the wind was blowing and it was brisk. We had on 3-4 layers, plus a hat and gloves. A few hardy souls were in their shorts. There were several small groups of people headed up close to the same time.

We summited at 10:00 and it was beautiful. The sun was shining and the wind had quit blowing. It was slow going down from the top due to the number of people. We met a group of 40-50 kids from a Baptist church in Chicago headed up as we were going down. By then we had shed the layers and it was pretty hot.

Another group coming from Leadville trailhead said there was a lot of loose rock from recent slides, but we didn't have that problem. There are two small areas where you still have to cross snow, but it's short and not a problem.

All in all a great hike. My first 14er.

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