Parked at the gate, and was glad I did, since I don't much care for walking on roads. It snowed down to around 11,500 the night before, maybe 3-4 inches up high; bare in some places, drifted knee deep in others. Reached the summit quickly, and decided to tag Gemini while I was there. I didn't have much interest in Sheridan on the way down, though. Weather was forecast to be nasty, but it was clear and beautiful, though windy.
Hiked this from the Leavick site. Cold and snowy day, reached the summit 3.5 hours after starting
Couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. Sunny & warm. A really extreme gust of winds just before the narrow ridge. Had to really hold on to your hats. Summit was calm, clear, and warm. Excellent climb. I truly live in God's country!
My 10yo son and I attemted this 2 years ago when he was 8. He got sick at the saddle (from what he ate) so we descended. It was important for us to finish what we started, and we did... even though it was 2 years later. It was a windy day. We didn't stay on the summit long due to threatening weather.
Fun hike but this mountain is completely tore up. There are about a half dozen trails that lead up and down and there is significant mining damage. Still a fun morning!
Went with Fortin; went over to White Ridge and then down the slope back to the car.
Weather forecast was calling for 50+ mph winds kicking up after mid-morning and I just hadn't acclimatized myself well enough after one day at altitude. I changed my target to the saddle and got some great pictures then headed down to Fourmile Creek as the clouds started to build. I'll be back, Sherman!
Nice hike/climb in a fresh snow, my dog loved it, but was getting burried.
A fun climb - there was an abnormally large snowfall that year, with a lot remaining even in August, so we got a nice glissade for part of the way down.
Four notable memories from this 1985 climb:
1. We had cheese on the top
2. It was very windy and my mom thought I was going to get blown off the top
3. I insisted on carrying this rock I found at the mine at the trailhead and I carried it all the way up!
4. I was a little altitude sick on the top.
Overnighted it in the bivy sack with Nick aka Dude That Must Hurt and the other Nick. Woke up to a -12 degree morning and a nice breakfast before heading up. Was nice to be at 14K for the first time since September and was very nice to get a 2nd winter ascent of a 14er.
Rush, Astrobassman and I made good time up this rock pile with heavy packs as part of our Denali 09 training. It is not a 'pretty' mountain with all the mining destruction. A great way to kick off the first full day of Spring.
Climbed Via Four Mile Creek Trail.
Started friday 3-13-09 7pm on trail 1.5 miles from Leavick Mine we THINK @ 11,000' even. we feel it was close enough for the 3000' gain, Bivyed @ 11,800' started @ 9:30am on trail & hit summit @ 12:05pm on the 14'th. Great "winter" ascent for 2009 and good start to the 14'r season for me for 09
Nice climb - a bit windy. Slept just off the summitt to help acclimate for our trip to Pequeno Alpamayo, Huayana Potosi, and Illimani in Bolivia 2 weeks later.
8/8/04 - Climbed standard route from the east. Nice hike with lots of cool old mining buildings and plenty of marmots.
10/2/05 - Climbed unintentionally after summitting Dyer & Gemini from Iowa Gulch. Only peak I ever climbed by accident :)
1/18/09 - Winter ascent from Iowa Gulch winter closure (10,900 ft). Snowshoe slog up the gulch then mostly dry slopes above 11,900 ft. Climbed Sheridan afterwards.
1/29/17 - Bonus peak after climbing Dyer from Iowa Gulch winter closure.
Wife, dog and I. Looped from Dyer-Gemini-Sherman-Sheridan.
Fun trail to run back down on!
Mom and Jessie came out with Marni and we all made the summit. Bomber weather all day.