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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  08/15/2009
 Date Climbed:   08/08/2009
 Posted By:  HikerLance

 1st 14er...Mt Sherman   

Just completed my first 14er! Took my son and a friend. Here is my first trip report…

We camped on Friday night along CR18. Found a great dispersed sight. Although I prefer dispersed, we did check out Four Mile Campground and there were still a few spots available at about 7pm on a Friday night. Also plenty of other dispersed spots along the road. We slept in a bit and drove up to the trailhead. There is plenty of parking along the road within about a quarter mile of the TH. At 7:30am, the hikers were already like a line of ants up the mountain! Like others have said, you don't hike this one for the solitude. Anyhow, great hike. Up in 1:45. The day was beautiful, but the wind was like ice. We were pretty prepared with multiple layers, but boy did the wind have an edge…

Son and I just beyond the TH
Mining ruins
Hilltop Mine
Terry and Jeff looking at the many routes up
Image #7 (not yet uploaded)

Jeff looking toward Leadville
Our 1st 14er summit!

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  • Comments or Questions

Congratulations...     2009-08-15 19:46:06
...on your first. Looked like you had a good day and here is to many more.


Steady     2009-08-16 08:18:48
Nice job---the wind is present often,blew me off the first time---have fun


Congratulations...     2009-08-16 19:16:26
...You‘re off and running. Despite the wind (for which Sherman is famous) and despite the common crowds (for which Sherman is also famous), it makes a good first 14er. It was my wife‘s first, too. It‘s all uphill from here!

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