Ascent of Mount Sherman on 1990-09-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, September 2, 1990|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||14036 ft / 4278 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was my acclimitization hike for my week in Colorado. I had flown in from Philadelphia the day before, and Sherman was supposedly the easiest fourteener, and therefore a good candidate for my first hike.
I slept in my car below Leavick, and then drove it to about the point marked 11588 on the topo map. I don't remember much about the hike, except it was easy going on roads, old mine trails, and a climber's path on the ridge. Overall a very easy climb. There were nice views across the Arkansas Valley to the Sawatch from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2448 ft / 746 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Leavick Road 11588 ft / 3532 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
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