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cftbqIt was on the way...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2009


Re-visited this old friend (standard route) on the way over to Raspberry Mtn. 27 min. up, 16 down. Breezy but sunny day, almost no snow or ice.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 12:08 am

kavakMt Herman Rd TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2001


Finally got around to hiking this one as it is so prominent from I-25 on the way to Colorado Springs. I made my way over to Raspberry Mountain as well for good measure.
Posted Feb 9, 2009 9:59 am

NarendraHerman  Sucess!


Nice winter hike/trail run
Posted Dec 26, 2008 11:16 am

rockfreekmt. Herman: lets climb it in the snow!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2005
(Dates speculative)Spent 5 days exploring lesiurely around Mt. Herman in Blizzard (wimpy blizzard)like conditions with 5 others. Enjoyed plenty of pristine views and wildlife. Encountered only a few people while moving along the road to another trailhead. I'm curious to know if anyone has attempted/ succeeded the actual summit during winter/ heavy snow times. I'm returning to clorado for christmas vacation and would like to give it a shot, extending it into a 2night 3 day hike/ camp along the trail. Perhaps there are some longer routes that extend from Limbaugh canon up to the peak? Thanx rock__freek@hotmail.com
Posted Nov 25, 2008 5:42 pm

thehansBike and Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Biked up the road from the bottom and up the trail aways, stashed the bikes in the woods for the Class 2 summit push.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 7:08 pm

Jeremy HakesNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2008

Jeremy Hakes

Nice hike. Didn't go over to Raspberry - too late in the day, too much rotten snow. Didn't find the BM, but found the reference mark. The north ridge past the summit is surprisingly more blocky rugged than appears on the map.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 11:34 am

hans.schenkFun and simple  Sucess!


Climbed this the summer of 1990.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 4:08 pm

kilimanjaro1Nice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007


A nice fun hike. Nice views.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 2:19 pm

davebobk47Nice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007


Great hike with my dog. Nice views, got a lot of great pics. This was a great way to unwind after work.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 11:05 pm

Brad76Overcast Summit of Herman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Headed out on an overcast Saturday to complete the hike previously attempted in February (got turned back due to the heavy snow and lack of a good route). A total of two hours up and down with plenty of stops for taking in the surroundings.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 4:50 pm

Sarah SimonRoute Climbed: Mt. Herman Road trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Sarah Simon

Lovely, sunny day with friends and husband. Glad we got to the trailhead early, though. By the time we hiked out (about 11:00 AM) other vehicles were waiting for our parking spot!
Posted May 27, 2007 7:15 pm

Brad76Failed summit.
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2007


Very windy day with waist-deep snow on parts of the trail. And, the trail was very hard to find. My wife and I turned back at 8620'; we were spent from all of the postholing. See my trip report for more information.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 6:33 pm

shanrickvNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006


Great short hike with my son on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The aspens were at peak color and had great views of Pikes with snow above treeline.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:25 pm

PapaBanucciMt. Herman Road TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006


After reading the posts here, I was concerned I would lose the trail. Anyhow, it wasn't that bad. Went up in before sunrise with a headlamp. Ran a good part of the way but also a lot of scree. Would make a great Cub Scout or kids day hike. Might be too much for the Tiger Cubs but certainly very doable for Webelos and older elementary school age kids. Beautiful sunrise from the summit.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 1:18 pm

swm88erFamily Hike  Sucess!


Hiked this several times as a little kid. Look for tons of ladybugs in the fall. Cool stuff.
Posted Sep 19, 2006 10:18 pm

BeginnerClimberDay with the son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006


Took my 10-year old to Mt Herman, 15 miles from the house as the crow flies. Only one other car parked on Trail 716, and from the dewey windows, it was someone that had spent the night on the mountain. Met them coming down, then had the summit to ourselves after losing the trail again (see my summit log for April 1st). We did some easy class 3 scrambling at the top which wasn't a big deal. Nice day but a bit hazy in the sky overlooking Monument. Then it was an easy hike down and met one other couple. Could tell there was quite a bit of erosion since my April summit. Oh well, it was a great day to take the son on a nice hike.
Posted Sep 10, 2006 8:52 pm

pittbrownieMt. Herman
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006


Easy hike up a trail with fantastic views on the summit.
Posted Jun 3, 2006 1:34 am

BeginnerClimberGreat Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006


Had the peak pretty much to myself today and just sat and enjoyed a snack and took a ton of pictures. Lost the trail on the way up (did some class 2-3 scrambling and followed the GPS)but I guess I missed the cairns which were pretty obvious on the way down. Ran down to the trailhead in about 8 minutes. All in all, a great little hike with a little bit of everything (rivers, forests, scree, scrambling, prairies, awesome views from the summit) that I recommend to all.
Posted Apr 2, 2006 3:13 am

Boscof16Route Climbed: Red Rocks Drive Trailhead, Down West Side, Return on Mt. Herman Road Date Climbed: 16 Oct 05  Sucess!
Nice hike on a beautiful day. We assumed the east approach to the summit would be easy because the trail is in great condition at Red Rocks trailhead. As often happens in the mountains. appearances are deceiving and the trail soon petered out (or maybe we just got lost). Anyway we bushwhacked up the northern ridge (it was easy to follow other tracks to the summit) and made the top in about 1.5 hours. On the ridgeline as we walked south to make the actual summit we found a most amazing site. We ran into a rock formation that was covered with thousands of ladybugs. It was amazing and beautiful at the same time. We have no idea what they were doing but they literally covered the rocks. It was really cool. We decided to go off the west side of Mt. Herman down trail 716 and walk out on the Mt. Herman road. The hike took a lot longer than we planned but was beautiful and we concluded under a brilliant moonrise. Great hike!
Posted Oct 23, 2005 2:53 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Mt. Herman Road trailhead Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!


The views were as good as I remembered.
Posted Sep 24, 2005 5:24 pm

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