Mount Sherman Climb

	Fourmile Creek I from Four Mile Creek Trailhead
        Elevation - 14,036ft
        Mountain Range - Tenmile-Mosquito
        Colorado Ranking - 45 

It was July 2006 and time to head back to Colorado! This time Hikerhayes Jr, my son Eric, would be going with Jason and I. Sherman would be his first 14er. We left early on July 27 and made the trailhead before sunset. We set up camp and prepared for an early morning assault of Mount Sherman. Mount Sherman is located at the southern end of the Mosquito Range, just south of Fairplay, Colorado. Two once-roaring boom towns, Horseshoe and Leavick once lay at Sherman's base. Silver mining, until the silver crash of 1893, and then zinc ore were mined from Sherman's slopes. Some of the mining structures remain today.
At about 06:00 we got up to a chilly morning, ate breakfast, and hit the trail.

Base camp with Mount Sherman in the background

Mount Sherman trail head

Mount Sherman as seen from the trail

One of the mining structures left over from the 1800's

The saddle between Mount Sherman and Mount Sheridan (a 13er)

Eric heading toward the saddle

Jason on the saddle

Climbing toward the summit

Final push to the summit

Eric nearing the summit

The summit of Mount Sherman!! 14,036ft!!