lots of snow and high temps made for post hole madness on the way out. at least we got a nice glissade.
3 hours round-trip with Aya. Tyler ride in the pack except for the easy 1/4 mile at the start. Seeing the misery on the faces of the mountain bikers on the dirt road hurt more hike.
It's tricky finding the unmarked trail head and this added to my time. This hike is pleasant and despite being just over an illness I decided to take it on given it's believed to be one the easiest 14ers but there is no easy fourteener in reality. Around 11:15 the clouds gathered and thunder was taking place but I decided to go on since the forecast didn't call for lightning and it was ice raining. The view from the saddle and the summit are really worth the effort. I did snap couple of photos since headed down without a break. The air was buzzing and static was all over and it was menacing to say the least.
Summit ski of the south slopes with Rachael and Ben, Ben's first 14ers ski. 4th time up Sherman for me.
One of the quickest 14ers hands down. Took 45 minutes to the top and 25 minutes coming down. Surprisingly had some of the best views too. Very prominent above the towns that flank it on either side.
Hiked with Ruvicha and two other friends. A good trail made for a relatively fast hike, though we encountered a dusting of snow from the previous night on top, and the summit was clouded in, so not much to see until we dropped back down on the return. My first Colorado 14-er. Lots of old mines dotting the sides of the trail.
Started up from Four Mile on the east side in sunshine, arrived at the snow-dusted summit in a cloud that limited visibility to only a dozen yards or so. Once down and out of the cloud, a cold wind picked up but the views westward to the Sawatch Range were excellent. We chose the eastern side because the threat of thunderstorms made it advisable to use the shorter route than that which comes up from Iowa Gulch on the west -- but at least from the pass between Sherman and Sheridan, the trails looked to be about equal in length.
Started around 8AM at Fourmile Creek. No problems getting to upper trailhead. Lots of people, more than one hundred easily. A little over an hour to Sherman summit. Climbed Mt Sheridan afterwards via shared saddle. Some snow slopes to make from rapid decent.
Decent hike, tons of crowds.
Nice mountain. Hiked from Four Mile Creek TH. Too many people. Other than that, cool.
From the Four Mile TH. Another bluebird day so I did Gemini and Sheridan afterwards. Took ninety nine minutes to get to the summit from the gate on the road.
Windy with snow/rain/hail at the peak.
Great hike with some great people. Learned a bit about winter weather and had a great time.
Hiked up 14,043 ft. Mount Sherman today under cloudy skies. Started on the Fourmile Creek road around 8:30AM and hiked up to some abandoned mines. We then noticed the weather was turning south so we waited a bit for the storm clouds to pass us before continuing on. We gained the ridge and hiked the rest of the way to the cloud covered summit. Made the summit around 10:45AM. Winds were strong, but it was a short hike and was over before we knew it. Back to the car around 12:30PM. A good way to end September.
Harder than i thought
Never met a 14er I didn't like. Wanted to accomplish the Tour de Sherman but low viz hindered the effort. Maybe next time.
From Iowa Gulch to Dyer, Evans B, Gemini, & Sherman on the return.