If weather is ok good for afternoon walk
Did this with a number of SPers on a chilly and very windy day. Quick 14er with the trail open all the way to the summer gate and our choice to head straight up the side of the mountain.
Winter ascent 1-19-2013.
Car camped right below the gate and then hit the trail at 330am with about 10 friends. The trail can be misleading in the dark - there's mining roads all over the place. Topped-out right as the sun was rising. It was freezing cold and windy at the summit but a great experience.
crawled to top. coldest I've ever been.
1st 14er with good friends
Solo, camped at trailhead in the explorer.
An unseasonably warm, but windy, ascent with my wife. We enjoyed looking at the old mines from a safe distance on our way down.
This made 14er ascent #31 and first time up Sherman. Summited both Gemini twins as well but got weathered out on the approach to Dyer Mountain.
Skied up using tele gear on very good snow coverage. Was very windy and hard to stand without feeling like you're going to get blown over; made the descent quite interesting.
Easy and enjoyable.
Another snow hike, very short trip, easy route. Much later, in spring 2012 I discovered that there are so many beautiful thirteeners around it.
Straight forward climb, you can see the top from most of the trail. Just as scenic is the old mining ruins you pass along the way. The time enroute was quicker than published (2hrs actual) and we decided to traverse the ridge to Mt Sheridan, a 13er on the other hump.
The final summit in my completion of all of the Tenmile/Mosquito Range 14ers in 31 hours. I didn't like the looks of the skies, but the weather held.
A more rugged hike than I remembered from my first climb 19 years earlier. A repeat for me, but my daughter's 14er finisher. A sunny if occasionally windy day. Lots of company, of course. About 7.5 hours overall, including a big summit celebration.
15th 14er this year.
but (notable quote 1) "no 14er is easy". An unrelentng ascent from the Leadville side. I was unsure if we would make the top (notable quote 2) "ascending is mandatory, summiting is optional."
Hiked with Brian. Added Gemini and Sheridan to make it a good day.
Took a friend up her first 14'er. Now she's hooked...