Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
Date Posted:  09/09/2020
Date Climbed:   05/17/2020
Author:  mikjik86
 Video Trip Report - Mt. Sherman   

I hiked Mt. Sherman on Sunday May 17, 2020.

I drove out past Fairplay, Colorado getting to the Fourmile Creek Trailhead by roughly 6 AM. I started near the Winter closure which sits right around 11,000 feet.

The first part of the hike involves walking along the old mining road. There is plenty to see, with some of the historic buildings still standing. Unfortunately, the most prominent of buildings collapsed a few years back.

The standard route was covered in snow, which lead me to climb directly up the South slope of Mt. Sherman which other hikers were doing as well. This peak is notorious for being very windy and was true to its name on the way up.

The summit was very snowy, and despite blowing conditions on the way up, it was not too windy on the summit. The views were phenomenal all around. The Collegiate range to the West in particular provided fantastic views.

After spending some good time on the summit, it was time to head down. Once back to the snowy slope I climbed earlier, I decided to "Glissade" down the snow slope. This simply involves sitting down and riding the slope all the way down. This was insanely fun, and the best way I have ever descended a mountain.

Following 2 glissades, I found myself back in the basin enjoying the afternoon sun. A short walk down the mining road took me back to my vehicle.

I have too say I really enjoyed this hike. Many people discount Mt. Sherman as being simple and straight forward, yet with the snow and ascent challenges it provided an awesome day.

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