Sherman Peak Hike

I LOVE HIKING IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY! 

Copied from Nathan Shultz and modified.


Hiking Category

The hike is a class 1 trail hike and it is 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1170 feet.


06-07-2012. On the way to Sherman Peak.


Summit Post-Sherman Peak maps & details

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Hiking Plan

We will meet at the James Market in Kernville and then carpool to the Sherman Pass trailhead [masked], [masked]). We will set out in a NNW direction on the trail shaded by firs and pines until we reach Sherman Peak (9909') [masked], [masked]). After enjoying the place for awhile we will head back to the trailhead. The distance for this section is  5 miles with an elevation gain of 1170 feet.  There are plenty of trails nearby for those who want to extend their hike.

 

06-07-2012. Sherman Peak.


 


Class What?

It is important that we all understand the rating system that organizers use on their hikes. For my hikes I generally use something close to the Yosemite Decimal System. I have seen many different versions of this system, and many are adamant that their version is the right version and etc.. The best description I have seen of the five classes that seems to encompass the most general idea may be found at Climber.org under ‘Five Classes of Climbing Difficulty’ ( click here ).


LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY statements:

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware that Kern River Valley Hiking Club events involve risks, and could result in injury, illness, death, and damage or loss of property. The dangers include but are not limited to: the hazards of traveling in remote areas without medical services or care, the forces of nature, the inherent dangers involved in participation in sports, wilderness travel, and social activities, and the negligent actions of other persons or agencies.  You agree to freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards.  You further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern River Valley Hiking Club - Tulare-Kern Peakbags & Hikes from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

 

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  • Glenn G.

    Changed hike location to Vahalla and Upper Kern River due to thunderstorms on Sherman Peak.

    August 4

    • Pedro Ruiz A.

      We wrongly missed meeting place..I thought was in Lake Isabella. What a mess !!

      August 4

  • Becca L.

    I enjoyed hiking in the rain. It wasn't cold and we had a good time!!

    August 4

  • Larry W.

    we made the best of the situation

    1 · August 4

  • Susan J.

    Weather iffy might have flash floods in mountains

    August 3

    • Pedro Ruiz A.

      Sorry I received your message when already in Lake Isabella. We waited til 9:45 a.m. at the Market but nobody showed up. Weather was misty, but we wanted to do the hike: we were prepared for it. Sorry it was cancelled.

      1 · August 4

  • Morgan Christine P.

    My mom and I are here

    August 3

  • Susan J.

    Due to the fact not able to get a ride because I am not driving in crazy weather Sandy and I will stay here in Bako and hike sorry it sounded fun. Unless we do get a ride.

    August 3

    • Glenn G.

      Show up at the Chevron by 8am and we will get you a ride.

      August 3

  • Susan J.

    So Sandy and I will drive up in my car then we can go into other vehicles. See ya at the James Market at around 9am..

    August 1

  • Glenn G.

    It takes about one hour to go from the Chevron station in Bakersfield to Sierra Gateway Market in Kernville so be early so that we can leave by 8am.
    Wait for me at the market if I am running late due to incidents on the road driving up the canyon. This is rare and only happened once in the 18 years going up to Lake Isabella-Kernville.
    At the Sierra Gateway market, we can consolidate in fewer cars before heading up to Sherman Pass. I can accommodate an additional eight people by bungee cording them to my roof rack.

    2 · August 1

  • Susan J.

    Is it safe to park our cars at James market this sounds fun...

    July 31

    • Stafford and M.

      Glenn, can Monica and I catch a ride from your house around 7:30?

      August 1

    • Glenn G.

      See you at 7:30am at my house.

      August 1

  • Susan J.

    Pedro its OK I will just drive myself and Sandy.

    July 31

    • Pedro Ruiz A.

      Thanks, anyone that should need a ride, please call me at[masked]

      August 1

  • Cathy

    Susan, I have plenty of room and could use a navigator....or two.

    July 31

  • Susan J.

    Pedro can Sandy and I meet you at the Chevron or the Anita's parking lot at 730 that is perfect it actually takes longer than an hour. If someone does it in an hour they must be flying.

    July 31

  • Susan J.

    who is carpooling from bako at 8am which is cutting it a bit short on time , but anyway i only have two seater cars I was going to take myself and Sandy but if anyone has space in a SUV can you let me know for 2 . Thanks

    July 31

    • Pedro Ruiz A.

      I also think 8:00 a.m. is too late. I am planing to leave Bakersfield max at 7:30 a.m., I could give a ride to two hikers.

      1 · July 31

  • Cathy

    Just wondering if it would be ok to bring my small dog?

    July 30

    • Glenn G.

      Yes but must not bother hikers or on a leash

      July 30

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