Ascent of Mount Sherman on 2012-06-02

Climber: Nicholas Harper-Johnston

Date:Saturday, June 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sherman
    Elevation:14036 ft / 4278 m

Ascent Trip Report

Decided at the last minute to get a 14er in enroute to my hometown of Crested Butte from Denver. The weather forecast showed thunderstorms after 11 so I knew I had to do it early. I got started hiking at 8:30, and summitted at 9:45. The final ridgeline push was like Everest, a massive traffic jam of (4 dozen maybe?) very very very slow hikers was clogging the ridge and it took awhile to get around them, slowing me down. Anyways, because I knew the storms were coming I started back down at 10. On the way back, I strayed from the trails and crowds and followed a cable car route from one mine to the other. and when I got to the bottom at 11 it was likely the traffic jam was just getting to the top. I could hear thunder, and escaped the rain that came 15 minutes later, Overall a very successful morning on the easiest 14er out there.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 640 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 640 m
    Trailhead:11936 ft / 3638 m
Descent Statistics

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