Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  South Slope
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Markwise
 Date of Info:  02/04/2011
 Date Posted:  02/04/2011

The road is plowed up to the Leavick site, which I guess is about a mile further than the normal winter closure. Past Leavick it seemed inadvisable to continue driving. You can see in my first picture an idea of what some of the road looks like past Leavick. Snowshoes are not necessary to do the road. We punched through the snow a few inches at points but nothing major. My second photo gives an idea of the snow cover along the South Slope route. We used snowshoes most of the way up after leaving the road. Though if one really wanted to they could likely make the summit without snowshoes. My third photo is higher up the South Slope route giving another look at the snow conditions. It was very windy (as always on Sherm) and cold for us this day. My fourth photo is upon our return, a look at our vehicle parked at the Leavick site.

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