Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  conspiracie
 Date of Info:  05/25/2012
 Date Posted:  05/27/2012

Weather was lovely, not nearly as windy as I had expected having done Sherman before. Part of the main trail between 12000' and 13000' is covered in snow, so we opted to scramble up the scree to a point higher up on the ridge instead of traversing the saddle. (Microspikes would have made taking the normal trail a piece of cake, but we didn't have any.) Descending, the snowy saddle made for amazing glissading. Picture attached as proof. There wasn't this much snow above 13000'. Overall a pretty easy hike, microspikes potentially recommended if you want to climb the snowy saddle but not needed if you are down for some scree. My 26th summit and one of our group's first. (He absolutely loved it and has been infected with the climbing bug. Mission accomplished.)

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