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Date Saturday  8/24/2019
End Date Saturday  8/24/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Mt. Sherman
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Debbie Sheinman
Co-Leader Paul Kozlowski
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2800
Driving Distance 100

Location

****Please note - I will be camping out the night before at Fourmile Campground.  We will meet 100 yds. past Fourmile Campground on the south side of Park County Road 18 to carpool.  If you wish to carpool and camp with me, you will need to bring your own tent, gear, food, and water.

Let's meet at 7:00 am just west of the entrance to Four Mile Campground on Park County Road 18 to arrange carpools.  There is a parking area on the south side of the road.  For those of us who have AWD or Four Wheel Drive vehicles, we'll continue to drive west on Park County Road 18 until miles 12-13 to the gate.  We'll park as close to the gate as possible.

We'll start our hike at the gate and walk the four wheel drive road into the upper basin of Four Mile Creek, passing by several mine ruins.  We'll then head up the trail on the rocky ridge to the saddle at 13,140 feet between Mts. Sherman and Sheridan. From the saddle, we'll hike northeast up Sherman's rocky, windy ridge to the summit.  Please bring food, at least 2L or quarts of water, warm layers, and rain gear.  We'll eat lunch on the summit.  If time and/or weather allow, we can also try to summit Mt. Sheridan or the Gemini Peaks.  We'll return via the same route.

Directions from Denver:  Please take Hwy. 285  west to Fairplay.  At the junction of Highways 9 and 285, continue south on Hwy. 285 for approximately 1 mile and turn right (west) onto Park County Road 18.  At this point measure your distance.  Follow the signs to Mt. Sherman (Fourmile Creek Valley and Pike National Forest) for approximately 8 miles until you see the entrance to Fourmile Creek Campground.  One hundred yards past the sign on the left hand side will be a parking area.  I will be parked there waiting for you.  This road will be a dirt road for much of the way, but is passable for passenger cars at this point.

Directions from Colorado Springs:  Please take Hwy. 24 west to Hartsel.  Past Hartsel turn right (north) onto Hwy. 9.  At the junction of Highways 9 and 285, turn left (south) onto Hwy. 285.  Within 1/4-1/2? of a mile, turn right or west onto Park County Road 18. At this point measure your distance.  Follow the signs to Mt. Sherman (Fourmile Creek Valley and Pike National Forest) for approximately 8 miles until you see the entrance to Fourmile Creek Campground.  One hundred yards past the sign on the left hand side will be a parking area.  I will be parked there waiting for you.  This road will be a dirt road for much of the way, but is passable for passenger cars at this point.

*****If you have to cancel your reservation, please let me know as soon as possible (no later than Thursday, August 22nd). Please do not email me on Friday, August 23rd or Saturday, August 24th. On the morning of the hike, you may be able to telephone my co-leader, Paul Kozlowski, but I will be out of telephone range. 



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