Peak:  Mt. Sheridan (13er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  sdicenso
 Date of Info:  07/06/2019
 Date Posted:  07/07/2019
 Details

We took the standard route to the Sherman/ Sheridan saddle. One major snowfield below the fallen Hilltop Mine. Didn't realize that the old cabin up there had also fallen in the last few years. From there we followed the road to the snowfield beneath the saddle. There is bootpack all the way up, but gets steep at the top. Microspikes are a good idea. There is a chute right next to it that people were glissading down. It was definitely steep with a hard bump people were hitting halfway down. From there we followed trail segments up Sheridan. As it curved around the southeast side of the mountain, I got a good look at the southeast "route". The trail looked pretty dry down and shorter distance to the saddle with Peerless. A lot of trail segments and the mining roads beneath looked melted. After summiting a couple of minutes later and taking a break, we headed down to avoid storms building. Nothing ever happened except some slight graupel on the way down. It remained mostly sunny. We followed the trail between Sheridan and Peerless saddle until it disappeared into a snowfield. The snowfield was too soft for glissading, but held our weight to walk across to a mining road. The mining road was mostly dry, but ended short of the Dauntless Mine. We walked down scree/rocky slopes to the mine and connected back up to the main Sherman route. Then it was a fairly quick walk back to my vehicle below the gate.


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