Showing posts with the label Mt. Sherman

2015: Aloha 'Oe!

Mt. Sherman - 14,036ft What a year it has been for me! I got a lot of climbing in, especially multi-pitch climbing! The winter brought lots of ice climbing at Mt. Willard. I had the best opportunity to second my buddy Jeff as he took me on many of the ice climbs on Mt. Willard.  Cinema Gully The Cleft Jeff and I at the base of Upper Hitchcock I did many more multi-pitch climbing well into the Spring. In all to get prepared for climbing in Colorado ! I and 4 buddies (Jeff, Geoff, Kevin and Kevin), spent 9 days in the gorgeous Colorado Rockies! I got to summit a 14,000 footer (Mt. Sherman) and multi-pitch rock climb in the 11-Mile Canyon. But backpacking and camping 5 days and 4 nights in the wilderness was my favorite part of the was absolutely glorious!     Mt. Sherman summit Crestone Needle & Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Exploring the Upper Lake at 12,000 feet Multi pitch climbing at 11 Mile Canyon

Day 2 Colorado 2015

Every mountain has a's mine... My first Colorado 14er! Mt. Sherman "Shaka" from the summit! Mt. Sherman (14,036 ft) Colorado’s 45 th highest rank peak Central Mosquito Range Iowa Gulch Trail (along the West Slopes) Distance: 4.6 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 2,036 ft Yesterday we took a ride up to the Iowa Gulch trailhead for Mt. Sherman. Just 10 minutes after getting there I got a massive headache, it was bad enough to make me feel nauseas. Before going to sleep last night  I took some Ibuprofen and when  I awoke this morning my headache was gone. I didn’t want to go hiking as I thought the original plan was to acclimate for a few days. But Jeff assured me that since I awoke with no headache, I would be fine hiking. At the trailhead I was fine and we started up. There were folks on the ridge to the summit, with more folks coming up behind us as well as from the Class 1 Fourmile Creek Trail. It was a beautiful, blue-sky day a