I wasn't particularly interested in coming over here from Sherman. I was kind of tired and knew it didn't really "count" as things go. But Bryan dragged me up here anyhow =) We only went up one of the twin summits...does that make us cheaters? Dunno, I'll have to ponder that one a while...
Hit Gemini after topping out on Sherman. A nice easy hike over to Gemini. Followed the trail up the southwest side and then traversed over to the northeast side to gain the summit. Seems the rock is a little better on the NE side.
Summited late May. On snowshoes about 1/2 of the way. Geat day. Didn't see another person all day, except Jennifer who was with me.
This was kind of a neat peak but I just didn't spend much time on it because the summit was so windy. Dyer is a much better peak however.
Easy TH access and a recommended hike, make Gemini worth a visit. If your looking for a nice hike up a wide open grassy slope, try the East Ridge Route from Roach's 13er book, pg 88. There is no trail for this route, but route finding is obvious. You also can expect total solitude on this route. I thought the approach was very enjoyable, although the summit was as generic as they come. But I like mountains with nice approach's. I also enjoyed this mountain as much or more than some of the front Range 14er i had visited. Combine Gemini with Dyer Mountain and you can easily bust out two of Colorado's highest 100 with minimal effort.
Easy walk and only a few T-storms around to make things interesting.