Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Post Date:  05/24/2012
Date Climbed:   05/21/2012
Posted By:  SuzanG

 First on of the year  

Since I had not been super active (aerobically) during the winter-we chose Sherman to be our first peak of the year.

Up the road toward the peak

It is always windy on this peak but it was not so much that it was miserable this time.

This cabin roof had been lifted right off! It was there last time.

There is a snow field to go across which was pretty solid and with my poles, I felt pretty confident crossing it. I was not looking forward to the return as there had been a steep section at the end that was going to be tricky going down.

The saddle and ridge line was windy but there was only one spot that my husband grabbed my hand to help me not get blown over. 

toward the summit

On the descent we stayed on the ridge and went past the snow field and down. It was fun to go a different way as we also went by a mine that we had not gotten close to before.

Counted 10 people total with a number of them getting their first 14er summit that day.

Wonderful day and great way to start the climbing season.

From the summit

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  • Comments or Questions

05/24/2012 18:59
Hi Susan & Gene! Shouldn't you be working on centennials?! Did Gene ever finish them?
One of my early (1/2 dozen or so) 14ers was with you two, on Yale.

Take care,


Long time...
05/26/2012 15:35
Hi Darin, Gene has not finished the centennials yet. Working too much! We do the close 14ers over and over-preferably on a weekday. Did you finish all of the 14ers? Where are you on your quest? I finished them a few years ago. Gene for his 2nd time. Try to get 20 a summer to stay in shape. Suzan


05/27/2012 17:23
Was there anything snow / ice related that would be too much for 4 and 5 year olds on their first 14er?


Response to ”firsts”
05/27/2012 17:29
The snow field is more then I would feel comfortable taking my 10 year old granddaughter across. If one was to slip and fall, they would go a long ways down. You could go around it, but that makes for a longer day.

I would wait a little longer for that to melt.

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