Ascent of Sherman Peak on 2000-06-25
|Others in Party:||Pete Yamagata|
|Date:||Sunday, June 25, 2000|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9909 ft / 3020 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove from Lake Isabella north along the Kern River Highway past Road's End to the Sherman Pass Rd-FSR 22S05 (31 miles), which, with curves and switchbacks, leads to Sherman Pass (9,140') in 15.5 miles. A gentle, 2-mile trail (FSR 33E35) climbs through conifers to the top, where a fire lookout once stood. Now only a radio relay tower is there to greet the hiker. Good views of Olancha Peak, Mt. Langley, and Mt. Whitney.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||769 ft / 234 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Sherman Pass trail|
| Trailhead:||Sherman Pass 9140 ft / 2785 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Good, clear, mild|
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