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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  04/30/2012
 Date Climbed:   04/21/2012
 Posted By:  HighCountry_Tiger

 Sherman via Iowa Gulch   

Well after a nice trip up Elbert on Friday followed by a night of more than a little drinking, I knew the best cure for sore legs and a hang over is to climb a 14er, right. So I chugged some water, had some coffee, and a giant breakfast burrito, and head to the closest 14er, Mt. Sherman. I have hiked it a few times before, so I knew I could just take it easy and make a nice little half day hike out of it.

Got to the TH right around 10a, a few cars were there and I could see there trail through the fairly large snow fields. I broke out the snow shoes, not about to chance any post holing.


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A look back towards the TH

Descent amount of snow heading up to the west gully.

I got into the gully and the wind started picking up so I ended up putting some more layers back on.
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Once I reached the top of the ridge I could see there were a lot of people, but due to my late start most were on their way back down. I stopped and talk to a few and other than the constant wind (which I cursed a few time) it was an uneventful climb.

There was no one on the summit when I got there and the wind had calmed down. I took out my favorite beer, sat down and leaned up against my pack, and chilled for about 45 min just taking in the sun and views. Took a few pics and made a quick trip down and back to the car.

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Im a little obsessed about my school (LSU)



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  • Comments or Questions
NedBarr


Thanks...     2012-04-30 13:24:57
...for the report and photos! Considering Sherman for later this week, from the east side this time, perhaps. I live in Buena Vista.


JLOHARA


FUN!     2012-05-02 18:41:38
Did you happen to look or take a pictures of the four mile (standard) creek TH? Is the snow avoidable? Planning to hike it this Saturday. Do you think a glacade is possible off the summit?


HighCountry_Tiger


Reply: Fun     2012-05-02 23:21:44
Im almost 100% sure there is no snow at four mile creek TH but you may have a little snow on the hike getting to the saddle. I doubt you could glacade from the summit.



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