Scaled the NE prominance first (county high point) and had a bit to eat on the other peak. Couple of cool little bumps. Went on to tag Dyer. Couldn't have asked for better weather.
nice tour from Sherman. I'd opt for Horseshoe next time
Parked at the winter TH at the ASARCO mine, slogged up the road to the Iowa Amphetheater. Hit the saddle between Dyer and Gemini, took the ridge up to Gemini. In between the twin summitts of Gemini, the winds we a solid 40mph. Continued on to Sherman and then on to Mt. Sheridan. Nice Solo hike.
3rd stop on my way from West Dyer to Sheridan. Gotta love the power lines.
Seeing as I was parked in Iowa Gulch and didn't want to back track I figured Gemini deserved a little attention today.
An Elk bugled when I stepped onto the trail in the morning. An elk bugled in the afternoon when I stepped off the trail and back onto the road. Never saw anyone that day; just heard the elk. Thanks.
been a 14er once. I'm sure the intensive mining blasting that occured on the peak in the 1800's downgraded it some. Who knows, I'm surely not a geologist.
Ate lunch on Gemini with only a small group of people as opposed to the 50 or so on Sherman.
Short hike from sherman. There is a large wind shelter on top. it looks like people are trying to stack rocks to make it a 14er
Did this along with Dyer, Sherman, Sheridan, Peerless and Horseshoe that day. The Mosquitos can sure deliver some fun.
Good addition to Sherman
After summiting Mt. Sherman from Fourmile creek, went on to Gemini Peak.
5th named peak of the day following Sheridan, Peerless, Horseshoe, and Sherman. Took the ridge to Dyer, but didn't summit. Excellent route.
Tagged top after summiting Sherman with Alan Arnette. It was great climbing back over the north slope of Sherman and through the first snow of the year. Experienced some incredibly strong October winds on the saddles with relatively calm summits.
Try not to fall asleep :)
Climbed at night under clear skies. I thought this would be the most asthetic way to climb this peak. Although I couldn't see the power lines, I could surely hear them. Also climbed Dyer as well.
Not too much to say about this little rock pile, but kind of a fun scramble to the top! Worth tagging if you are doing Sherman as well :)
After starting in Iowa Gulch, my dog Logan and I first climbed Dyer. We then proceeded to the east toward Gemini. This ridge narrows quite nicely near the saddle and beyond, especially for mountains in this area of CO. After summitting Gemini, we continued south to Sherman, then to the Sherman/Sheridan saddle, and returned to the west down a sketchy trail to the car in Iowa Gulch.
Slogged through the snow over to the peaks. Didn't see them until I was right underneath. Climbed to both of the summits before heading back to Sherman in the clouds.
Fun gigantic pile of rocks!