Ascent of Sherman Peak on 2000-06-25

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
Date:Sunday, June 25, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sherman Peak
    Elevation:9909 ft / 3020 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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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