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Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Post Date:  06/13/2009
Date Climbed:   06/12/2009
Posted By:  Barrett Cooper


 Sherman from Iowa Gulch   

Not a lot of chances to get in an evening 14er for me. Friday night we were in Leadville however to camp out for a Saturday hike on Elbert, so Pat and I decided to hope for good weather and hike Sherman at dusk. Good choice as we hit a great hole in the weather and had the peak to ourselves the entire way. The road to the Iowa Gulch TH was in good shape and easily done by a 2wd car. Only issue we found is that the street sign for Monroe Street out of Leadville is not there anymore. The street is just south of the diamond shamrock station on the south side of town if memory serves me.

Starting out after a good subway sandwich and having set our tent up at the Elbert Trailhead. Image from the TH

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Looking back toward the trailhead across the gulch. Not too bad but a bit of snow to slosh through.

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Looking up towards the saddle

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Turquoise Lake form the saddle. Rain far north and far south, but not on us.

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Pat heading up from the saddle. Pretty much snow covered from here on out.

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Looking up the ridge.

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Sunset on the summit

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A good look down the ridge and at Sheridan. Pat was moving thanks to his microspikes. Like 4wd in the snow. All in all a great trip

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