Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  bsiegs
 Date of Info:  04/02/2022
 Date Posted:  04/02/2022

Summited Sherman today, but the wind while descending the SW ridge was some of the most intense I've experienced on a 14er. Battled the whole way down the ridge trying to not just get blown completely off. I was glad to have my poles with me to help dig in to the scree a bit when the wind started to knock me over. It felt consistently well over 50mph with frequent higher gusts.

Route was mostly rock with some packed blown snow portions. I decided to park at 11.3k on Fourmile road, but it was drivable to basically 12k which is where most other cars were parked.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) SW ridge to summit#2) wider view of south slope#3) on summit, looking back along the other side of the ridge

Comments or Questions
04/03/2022 10:22
Do you have any pics of the south slopes of sherman or any of the other peaks in four mile creek? Im interested in snow coverage

04/03/2022 18:16
Any pics of the route? Enough snow coverage for skiing?

04/03/2022 20:41
Didn't get a lot, but I added a few pictures - hope they help. Can't speak much to other peaks but there was some snow on the slope below the ridge over to Sheridan, but it seemed pretty sketch to me with a decent sized overhang.

04/03/2022 22:43
for adding the pictures

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