Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Date Posted:  02/11/2007
Modified:  02/13/2007
Date Climbed:   02/11/2007
Author:  harryquach
 Yet another Sherman trip report  

Today a friend and I went out to climb Mt. Sherman and possiblly Mt. Sheridan. We arrived at the the road below the Leavick around 8:30 P.M. and within a few minutes fell asleep. We awoke at 5:15 A.M. and boiled water for our hike. We left for the trail at 7:00 A.M. exactly. When we left the weather was mostly cloudy with light flurries.


This is what the weather looked like in the morning from the Hilltop mine

We made good time up to the gate and the Dauntless mine arriving there just shy of an hour and a half. We then started up to the Hill Top mine. I am not sure when we arrived there but it was not long after the first mine. By this time the weather was much worse, the wind was terrible and visibility was about 20 feet. We decided to head for the Sherman Sheridan saddle so we made our way foward and eventually had to climb over a small cornice and were on a ridge. Well since we could not see very well we were to far to the south. We saw a few poles and a carne sticking out of the snow and thought we were on Sheridan. We later realized that we were a little ways below Sheridan. We decided then to head for Sherman.


This is the begining of the final ridge leading to the summit of Mt. Sherman

After was seemed like an endless amount of false summits we arrived on the summit. We initially spent time looking for the true summit and found a PVC pole sticking out of the snow. We could not see more than a few feet and decided this was the summit. We arrived after 3 hours and 58 minutes of hiking.


Top of Mt. Sherman (only a few feet off!)


View from near the Sherman Sheridan saddle

We did not spend long on the summit and quickly decended. The entire time we were on the ridge the wind was fierce! We made a few glisades and reached the buildings below the Hilltop mine. The arrived at the car 6 hours and 30 minutes after starting.


Mt. Sherman from below the gate. It had cleared off at this point

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