Attempted hiking up Sherman, but got off trail. Still made it up, and it was great.
First hike of our 2010 Christ Church Men's outing. First day above 700'msl had me huffing and puffing. But this was a good warm-up. Climbed from Leavick Mine on a beautiful but warm Saturday. Must have been 150 other hikers that day (plus dogs and babies)! Prettier hike than I expected.
Climbed this with my family: hubby, son (age 2), and one in the womb. Met some awesome folks along the way. There was an American flag at the summit, in lieu of Independence Day! God blessed America, for sure! I then belly danced on this mountain with the (very chilly) pummeling winds. But never a cloud touched our sky, so we set the whole day just for play...
After having been trapped in the South for a couple years, I took a really special liking to the idea of climbing this one :).
About 2.5 hours roundtrip from the gate on the Standard Route. This let me leave CO Springs at 6am and be back home by 3pm with stops for food. Awesome view west from the Sherman/Sheridan saddle to the Sawatch. Very cool mining buildings scattered along the lower part of the route made me appreciate the guys that built and inhabited these things.
Took the Iowa Gulch route - Jennifer's first 14er! Burgers and beers in Leadville afterward!
Arrived at Leavick Mine at 3am at started at 8ish. Did Sheridan and Sherman. Fun glissade down to the cars
dinky hike, fun glissade.
Hiked the East Ridge from the Thompson Park Trailhead. This was a surprisingly beautiful hike. Lots of wind on the way up. Not much wind at the summit.
Met a nice guy, Tony, on the road and we climbed togather. It was about 3 1/2 hours car to car and we took time to smell the flowers. Sherman could be the easiest 14'er in the US.
A repeat as part of the 14ers.com spring outing. Continued on to White Ridge.
A long-ish afternoon jaunt, since the road was impassable above 11,000'. Cramponing directly up Sherman's face saved time over going to the saddle.
Nice spring ski trip to the top.
First solo 14er and first 14er climb with an ice axe and on snow. Really fun day and was completely alone on a popular mountain.
Cold day, but great climb. Brought the pooches with me.
1st time September 13, 2006
2nd time November 07, 2009
3rd time November 30, 2010
4th time November 13, 2016
Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree.
Hiked with Mt. Sheridan and Dyer Mtn.
My friend Matt and I climbed this route from the paved road turnoff to get 3000 feet of elevation gain. Fun, easy straigt forward route. The weather was particularly nasty for most of the day. The cold front that passed through dropped some snow and a lot of wind. The weather broke up a bit during the summit rest. We only saw two other people on the mountain so that was nice. Great day.
This was my first 14er climb, and I climbed it again several other times. I even took several of my family who were flatlanders from Indiana almost to the summit before they turned around.