Started at the trailhead on the lower East side (Mount Herman/Red Rock road intersection). Personal record up 31:18, 1.3 miles w/1690 ft of gain.
Been up here multiple times now. Good for a short afternoon.
Nice and short walk. 80 degrees.
Not a soul on the trail but me.
Nice quick climb with great views. Go for the south summit as well.
Introduced three more friends to the wonders of Herman.
Brought another friend
Herman in one of my favorites, but somehow it took me until May to do it this year.
Done many times since.
Made a quick stop at Dirty Woman Park on the way to the TH. I was hoping to get a humorous picture me next to a sign but the only sign I saw was uninspiring.
I really enjoyed this mountain and was happy to have gotten a spot in that tiny TH. Great hike for when you don't have all day.
I'm reminded how easy it is to get out of hiking shape!
Found a nice, primitive direct trail to the summit. Better views than I anticipated.
Comboed with Raspberry Mountain. Lots of bushwhacking.
I have climbed Herman every Which way and I love the whole thing. I spent my childhood on this mt and surrounding area.
Nice hike with my son, nice views and some nice rock formations in the area.
Done as a two car shuttle hike from Red Rocks trail head to Reservoirs trail head.
It was my son's 6th birthday and this was his very first summit ever by himself. He was super proud. On the summit register just before us was an entry from earlier in the day that said (in very shaky writing)... "Great hike for a 94 year old."
Awesome. Wish I could of met that guy.
Have done the backside from Mt. Herman Rd. several times with the family but wanted to give the front side a go. Talked a friend into joining me by indicating it would be a "nice easy hike" to the top. It was MUCH steeper than I anticipated and I found myself apologizing to my buddy and prodding him along by telling him over and over that we were almost there. With packed snow and some ice, Micro-Spikes made the summit possible with pleasure. Unseasonably warm day and the summit was full of visitors. Back at the parking lot, the GPS registered just under 3 miles round trip and 1700 feet of elevation gain. Over a beer later, we recounted what was a gorgeous hike with awesome views and my friend said he would be ready to do it again real soon.
Both of my girls made it up this one too. Not bad mountain. Short, easy hike, cool views.
We hike up from the Mt. Herman Rd. trailhead quite often. It's an easy hike with a great view. We've attempted the Red Rock Rd. trail during the winter a few times, but the snow/ice turned us back before reaching the top. Today we did it! It gets pretty steep in some areas with a lot of scree - makes it harder to go down than up actually. Two adults with a toddler in the backpack & a dog all managed pretty well. Hiking sticks were a big help. Including hanging out at the top for a while, the round trip was about 2.5 hours.
Nice winter hike!
View is limited on top through the trees.