Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Date Posted:  06/05/2013
Date Climbed:   06/05/2013
Author:  Trotter
 Sherman - Standard route  

First time posting a trip report, I'll keep it brief.

Route was Mt Sherman with mostly Southwest (Standard Route). Had to detour several times due to snow patches. The 14ers app helped out on the general route though. The snow route looks clearer than the standard route. With enough detouring, you probably could ascend most of the standard route without going through snow but it would be tough.

At 7 am the snowpack was still hard and slippery. Was able to walk across it no problems, used boot chains once on a steep ascent. By 9 am the snowpack in the lower section was quite soft and I postholed a few times trying to cross it. The snow on the lower section was already melting pretty good by 9 am, with lots of running water and soggy ground.

The summit ridge is still covered in snow, but previous tracks have roughed it up some and its not slippery up top. Summit ridge was very windy and cold.

Coming down, there was three excellent glissading spots. The best one is from the saddle between Mt Sherman and Mt Sheridan, leading down to the hilltop mine. However, the lower section snow was so soft and wet that glissading was very slow and gets you quite wet.

Total climb and decent took about 3 hours.

Way up



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 Comments or Questions

Above the Clouds
06/05/2013 22:29
Love those pics. Thanks for the update!


Thanks for the report
06/06/2013 01:33
How was the road?


06/07/2013 16:50
I put a report in the trailhead section, but road was fine for 2wd all the way till probably 500 feet before gate

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