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Blue Moon Sherman and more

  • Sep 1, 2012 · 3:00 AM

A blue moon is the 2nd full moon of a month.  Saturday morning is one day after the full moon, but close enough for me.  I am thinking to stop at Mount Sherman for the Saturday sunrise on my way out to the mountains this weekend, starting early in the AM under the mostly full moon like I've done before.  Starting by the Leavick Site I am thinking to head up Sherman first, and then take the ridge over Sheridan and end at Horseshoe Mountain, a centennial.  Elevation gain probably near 4000 feet.

 

Meet in the vicinity of this building along the road.  That is Horseshoe Mountain in the distance.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What Dana said.

    September 3, 2012

  • Dana

    Super fantastic epic day of greatness with awesome people! Thank you, MaRk, again for another superior day in the Rocky Mountains!

    September 2, 2012

  • Jill

    Awesome!!!

    September 1, 2012

  • Jill

    Dana I'll text you in 2 hrs when I land

    August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      Ok - we'll try to get it worked out

      August 31, 2012

  • Jill

    Mark - not sure at this point if I'm going to make it. Trying to figure out transportation as my car is in Minneapolis and i'm actually on a plane right now. If I'm not there at 3:15am don't wait for me!

    August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      Jill - if you can get back to Denver, is that the main issue?

      August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      If you can meet me at 1:15 at the Fort, I can get you there, then perhaps you can ride back to Denver with Tania?

      August 31, 2012

  • Dana

    Jill & Tania, normally I would carpool but I still am not quite sure where I'm headed for Sunday. I will have my bike in my car and could only have one person, anyway. What about if you guys pool together and we can drive together. I can meet at The Fort (Morrison exit off of 285) at 1:15 am if that sounds good. Let me know!

    August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      Tania, if you know of somewhere you could leave your car in Fairplay, you could ride up to the trailhead with me from there. I am not familiar with parknrides in Fairplay, but also when I hike Sherman last summer I do remember that the road was not that bad up to where MaRk said to meet. 14ers.com recent reports say the road is ok.

      August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      Yes - I live near 285/Kipling (Bear Creek area) so 285 is how I go toward Buena Vista.

      August 31, 2012

  • Jill

    I can meet you girls at the Fort at 1:15am. My cell is[masked] if there is any change of plans.

    August 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm heading out shortly... I hope to see everyone early in the AM!

      August 31, 2012

    • Dana

      Sounds great, Jill - I'm in a white outback. [masked]

      August 31, 2012

  • Leonard M.

    My ankle unfortunately is not feeling quite good enough to hit the trail :(. You all have fun and be safe the moon is suppose to be gorgeous.

    August 31, 2012

  • Jill

    Leonard, what are your plans??

    August 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whoa, a Jill sighting! Hopefully a better experience than a couple years ago, heh? Cynthia and I are heading up around 7pm this evening to car nap. You can join us if you'd like but you'd have to drive/carpool separately.

      August 31, 2012

  • Jill

    I don't mind carpooling. Anyone?

    August 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess I forgot to confirm the time... let's plan to meet around 3am and be hiking up the road by 3:15am. That will give us several hours to go ~2800 feet and also stop by some of the mining ruins.

    August 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So regardless of how everyone is getting up there, the plan will be to meet in the vicinity of the main building ruins along the road near 11,250 feet. I will add an image of it to the posting. I'm sure I'll be out of cell range up there. Remember your headlamp just in case. Also note, and this is important, it will be quite chilly at 14,000 feet at 6am. So be prepared with more layers than you normally take.

    August 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tania, though there are routes to get there with both 285 and I-70, 285 is much more direct. I will probably head up 285 sometime Friday evening after 7pm and take a nap near the Leavick site. More information can be found here... http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=sher1&peak=Mt.+Sherman

    August 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's excellent, Dana! I'll be heading down 285 as well afterwards... perhaps we can get lunch and a drink in Buena Vista on Saturday.

    August 29, 2012

    • Dana

      Sounds like a plan!

      August 29, 2012

  • Dana

    I am planning on a peak or two Sunday down near Buena
    Vista, maybe Shivano/Tabegauche - if anyone is interested - heading on down Saturday after this hike. Hit me up!

    August 29, 2012

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