Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  South Slope
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  SurfNTurf
 Date of Info:  02/13/2011
 Date Posted:  02/14/2011
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Good snow cover on the South Slope route. The road to the winter TH at Leavick is plowed, but there are one or two spots that might be difficult to navigate in a low-clearance vehicle. The initial hike along the road is bootpacked if you stay on the path, but snowshoes are strongly suggested once you enter the drainage. It's possible to make it to about 13,500 by hopping on ice-covered rocks, which I did, but it was more work than simply strapping on snowshoes and choosing a direct line. I also wouldn't feel comfortable on the final pitch without an ice ax. Microspikes or crampons more than helpful.


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