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 Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  picked out way on east/south face
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Harry-4
 Date of Information:  01/01/2012
 Date Posted:  01/02/2012
 Report

Like the previous report--we parked about, oh, half mile below Leavick site. Sunny day. Microspikes needed at times.. Road condition to parking was fine. Since we hadn't done the peak before, had a helluva time finding trail. Ended up criss crossing east face... windy for most of the way--except on top where it calmed down and gave us an opportunity to have some tea. Then decided to come down south-eastern ridge--which appeared to offer a gentler descent than the route-picking we did on the way up. As soon as we started descending--an incredible wind from the northwest starting battering us--the snowshoes tied to our packs acted as sails, and there were a few very dicey moments...yes, there were. on the ridge being scooted around by the wind my partner yells out--"don't think I can keep going this way!" Me, in my best "south-col-Everest" impression shouts out "We can't--we've got to keep going!!" sigh. helluva day.



  • Comments or Questions
jdogg55


Sherman     2012-01-03 12:05:41
Hey Harry-4. We saw you on the summit. I was just finishing my Stroganoff when you were breaking out your tea...that NE gully we went down was a cinch, and I'd recommend it if you're up there again in winter. It's always a great day in the mountains and hope you two get in some great climbs in 2012! Cheers.


Harry-4

Hey hey, jdogg.     2012-01-04 09:36:04
Greetings, Jdogg! Of course, we remember you trying out your new equipment, trying out the Stroganoff.. etc. yeah, we came to Sherman a little lacking on the trail knowledge. still a lovely day, though.



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