Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Date Posted:  07/28/2007
Date Climbed:   08/05/2006
Author:  YorkKid1_1st14er@11
 YorkKid1s 1st 14er - Mt. Sherman  

Trip Report by YorkKid1's father (YorkKids' Dad)

This was YorkKid1's first 14er (11 Years old). We decided to camp out the night before the hike. We pulled off the side of the dirt road and set up camp at an elevation of about 11,800 Ft (just below the gate @ 12,100 Ft).

YorkKid1 (Red Hood & Pink pants/pajama bottoms) sitting by the campfire drinking hot chocolate.

YorkKid2 (Left) and YorkKid'sDad (Middle) sitting next to YorkKid1 at the campfire. (Notice YorkKid1's pink pants in the bottom left hand corner of the photo)

We got started up Mt. Sherman at about 6:15 AM the next morning.

YorkKid1 taking photographs by some of the mine ruins (6:42 AM):

7:17 AM (YorkKid1 on Right, YorkKid2 on Left):

7:18 AM (YorkKid1, YorkKid2, and YorkKids's Dad):

7:23 AM

8:00 AM

8:06 AM

8:20 AM

Getting Ready for the final ascent, 8:24 AM
(YorkKid1 on Right, YorkKid2 on Left)

8:26 AM

Petting a dog near the summit, 8:31 AM

We reached the summit in about 2.5 hours (8:50 AM) and unfortunately the clouds rolled in right away.
YorkKid1 with her dad and brother:

YorkKid1 getting giddy over her accomplihsment.

Then the descent came.....
YorkKid1 didn't like the steep descent down on the loose rocks. I probably should have taken her down the normal trail.

Overall YorkKid1 had a great time, and I can't wait to take her on another one.

Congrats YorkKid1.

Love ya,

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 Comments or Questions

11/30/2010 17:20
Congrats to the Kid's, that is fantastic. What else is fantastic is in the photos of the campfire you can clearly see beer bottles in the kid's chairs...good times! I am sure they weren't drinking, but i laughed when I noticed it.

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