Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Sheridan, Mt  -  13,748 feet
Date Posted:  07/28/2017
Date Climbed:   07/10/2017
Author:  tomcat32
 Sherman and Sheridan from Iowa Gulch   

I never had a great desire to climb Sherman. A friend of mine that went to CMC in the late 70s/early 80s was talking to me about mountains/hiking and surprised I never climbed it. He said we should go. He always climbed it from Iowa Gulch so thats what we did. For good measure we climbed Sheridan too. There is fraction the traffic coming up from Iowa Gulch. ONly 4 cars at its trailhead. From the trailhead the area is kind of ugly with powerlines and mining remnants. Once passed the power lines though it's actually nice. Iowa Gulch was in full bloom. The trailhead starts around 12K so it's above treeline from the start.
Once we made the Sheridan/Sherman Saddle and headed up Sherman we started to hit numerous groups. After Sherman we made a quick climb of Sheridan. Sheridan is the nicer mountain. We had it to ourselves. The view over Empire Gulch is more attractive than Iowa Gulch. From both peaks you can see the entire Sawatch from Holy Cross to Ouray. When we reached the trailhead we looked back toward Sherman and saw a Paraglider coming down from the summit and land in Iowa Gulch.

I can't say I'd revisit Sherman but it is a nice quick high altitude getaway with little effort.

I have the entire trip report and many photos at the link below. Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste since my hyperlink never works on this site for some reason.
http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2017/07/mt-sherman-and-mt-sheridan.html



Comments or Questions
Jay521

But Sherman is an Epic!
07/31/2017 10:31
Just check out Jeff's report.

https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=13759



You do have some very nice pics and the Iowa Gulch side is certainly a nice alternative to the Four Mile approach. Less people over there for sure.



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