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...
in my Mosquito range traverse (Started at Horseshoe Peak via Leavick)
via Fourmile Creek. Broke from the trail and ascended snow slope to the saddle of White Ridge and Sherman. Followed the ridge to the top.
sunny and not much wind - expected a lot worse
First successful summit of the Rockies! 2nd 14er ever... -15F or so with wind chill... Very windy on the ridge, made everything exposed hurt until we became numb. Lots of snow to play in on the way down!!
In a baby backpack. Will return to ski Iowa Gulch some time.
Not very crowded since it was a weekday. Great views with fall colors out!
Summited Sherman from Iowa Gulch after summiting Mt. Antero on a fair weather afternoon while everyone else was heading down. It was my 10th 14er summit achieved on 7 hikes during my 7 day stay in the area.
Went up the Fourmile route, and included Sheridan and Gemini. Perfect day to be out. On Sheridan and Gemini we had total solitude; Sherman was a total assembly line. It was still good, though, with amazing views in every direction.
Via Fourmile, with Gemini
Left Boulder at 4:30, at Fourmile Creek TH by 7:00, on summit by 9:30. Great weather and nice mountain with fantastic views.
Started at around 11am (so professional)... Got up quickly with some strong wind and fog but no lightning.
Sherman, followed by Gemini Peak and Dyer Mountain and then the standard afternoon T-storm
A good hike to stretch the legs.