Ascent of Mount Sheridan on 2018-08-12
|Others in Party:||Floyd Greenwood III|
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10308 ft / 3141 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEntered 8/18/2018.
This hike was a side hike to a Yellowstone National Park backpacking trip. We started and ended at the South Entrance and made a loop around Heart Lake.
The night before we stayed at the Sheridan Trail campsite, only about 100 yards from the summit trail. We began on the 12th and hiked for about 3.9 miles and about 3000 feet of elevation gain each way up the Mount Sheridan Trail. Small glaciers were scattered about the high elevation areas. Due to a recently started fire in Basin Creek, the views were hazy. It was hot that day and very sunny. A ranger had been helicoptered in about 30 minutes before we summited (we saw the helicopter land while we hiked) to monitor the mentioned fire. She gave us information on the fire and confirmed for us that our route would be safe.
This trip report does not include the other six or seven days out. Otherwise this trip report would be several paragraphs longer!
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Mount Sheridan Trail|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy|
hot, sunny, hazy from forest fires
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