Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  bhollamby
 Date of Info:  03/14/2012
 Date Posted:  03/14/2012

Was able to get up to the "normal winter closure near 11,100" before having to park it. I was in 4x4 truck and could have probably pushed though a bit farther but not enough more to risks getting stuck and having to dig. There was a few spots (I think 4), on the road, where drifts were but had already been punched though--this being said I do believe that a car or other non-4x4 could make it to the 11,100‘ mark.

I didn‘t have snowshoes nor would I have wanted them. There was a few places (a 100-200 yard strip here and there) that one could have worn them but for the most part they would have been a waste. Skiing and boarding are defiantly a no go in my opinion. I had a set of MICROspikes with me and again would only wear them for a few yards here and there. When I did wear the spikes, they were helpful and I would recommend taking them along.

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