Mt. Sherman- Southwest Ridge


Just East of Leadville, CO sits the lonely peak of Mt. Sherman. Named after General William Sherman, the 14’er is said to be one of the easiest to climb. The 5.25 mile trail will climb 2,100 feet to top out at 14,043 feet.

MountShermanThis old mining station on the west side of Mt. Sherman once produced 10 million ounces of silver between 1968-1982.

This will be a great hike to complete before I attempt Mt. Evans and Mt. Bierstadt next week. So far the weather is looking perfect–a high of 76 degrees, a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon, and winds at 10-12 mph. This should be a great, short, and veritably easy way to start the weekend.


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