Peak(s):  Mt. Sheridan  -  13,748 feet
Mt. Sherman  -  14,043 feet
Date Posted:  08/22/2021
Date Climbed:   08/21/2021
Author:  overthe59hill
 Two Peaks: Sherman & Sheridan   

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - My second ascent of Sherman (first time was in 2017) and first ascent of Sheridan.

I parked about 2/10ths of a mile below the gate, and began my hike at 7:52 AM. When you reach the saddle, Sheridan is on the left and Sherman is on the right. Both look horribly steep.

I headed first for 13,748' Mount Sheridan. I was alone most of the way up but a couple young guys caught up to me at the summit. I reached the top of Sheridan at 10:28. The first cairn is the actual summit, and there's a little register box with paper and pencil. There's a rock shelter a few hundred yards to the west with more views from that side of the mountain.

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13er Mt. Sheridan ahead
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The shelter on Mt. Sheridan
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My Sheridan summit photo

After descending Sheridan the crowd on Sherman was mostly down or coming down, so crowds were thinned. Sleet threatened briefly on my way up Mt. Sherman. The wind was strong and cold on the saddle and Sherman's ridge. I reached the summit of Sherman at 1:00, and had a little lunch.. There is no official U.S. Geological summit marker, but there are registration tubes on Sherman.

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Almost back down to the saddle, and looking up at Mt. Sherman.
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The registration tubes on Mt. Sherman
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My 2021 Sherman summit photo

I got back down to my car shortly after 3:00. The whole adventure was a little over seven hours.




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Comments or Questions
JChitwood
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Congrats on the Double
08/22/2021 22:01
Thanks for posting the pics I was hoping to do Sherman and Sheridan a few weeks ago but was worn out from the steep ascent up Iowa Gulch to Sherman. Was still planning on Sheridan but fortunately some thunder rumbled and I headed down. Maybe I‘ll go back this fall and attempt Sheridan from the Fairplay side.



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