Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Rcizzle
 Date of Info:  01/05/2011
 Date Posted:  01/05/2011
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Today was definitely not a climbing day for Sherman. The Sherman area lacks alot of snow but visibility issues kept me from examining the entire area and reaching summit. From the few observations I have had I noticed avalanche danger is currently a minimum there and completely avoidable if it exists. The Sherman Sheridan saddle is an area of av concern. Mt. Sheridan which is what I almost accidentally climbed (and still wondering why I didn't) has either areas of drifted snow (avoidable and not considerable by any means), bare ground, and 1" of snow. Sherman when it showed itself for 30 seconds appeared as if the wind stripped it of any snow. Snow shoes are probably not needed I did not use them. Crampons are helpful (used them), microspikes would be ideal (will own after today). As I was leaving the wind calmed slightly and it began to snow so things might change. The road wasn't plowed on my arrival which added some extra distance, but apparently is was plowed when I RETURNED(would have been helpful a little earlier in the day). Hope this helps but no pictures because there was no visibility, sorry.


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