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Date Sunday  3/26/2017
End Date Sunday  3/26/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Mount Sherman - 14,036' (4,278 metres) (Winter 14er)
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Roger Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10.5
Elevation Gain 3,100
Driving Distance 150

Location

We will meet at the Twin Forks Park and Ride between mile markers 245 and 246 on U.S. Highway 285.

Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Us+285+%26+Twin+Forks+PNR/@39.5938175,-105.2006054,14z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1stwin+forks+park+and+ride+!3m4!1s0x876b778d062a8367:0xa137b660ef50eb99!8m2!3d39.606202!4d-105.2294134



For more info Contact

Leader: Roger J. Wendell - 720-443-3944 - RogerWendell@gmail.com



Details

Participants do not need a hiker rating but must be physically capable to handling about 11 miles of snow travel over sometimes very steep terrain for over 3,100 feet of elevation gain.



Mount Sherman is considered a nice Class 2 winter climb when coming up rom the Fourmile Creek trailhead. However, extensive snow cover, over the road, will require that we park well below the summer trailhead at just under 11,000 feet.



The hike to Mount Sherman's summit from the Fourmile Creek Trailhead is considered by many to be one of the easiest routes to a summit of any fourteener in Colorado during the summer. Howevere, remember there is still a lot of snow along this route which will make it a slower and more difficult hike this time of year. 



We will stop at the Sinclair station in Fairplay, or other locations, as needed.




Notes

Although winter officially ends five days before this hike there will still be a lot of snow (and cold) along this route. I scouted the whole thing on 03-18-2017 and found the post-holing (feet sinking deep into the snow) extensive once the sun had warmed up the landscape. So, please bring along snowshoes and microspikes (or equivalant). 

Also bring plenty of layers/clothing for winter and windy conditions. Bring water, food/snack, the Ten Essentials, gaiters, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Total roundtrip time from the parking spot should be less than 7 hours.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.