|Seen to the far right, conical and reminiscent of Mt Pisgah back home, stands Mt Sheidan, to the right, taking up most of the picture is Mt Sherman, and just outside of the range of this shot is Gemini|
The route up the gulley to the saddle of Sheridan and Sherman was a bit of a pain. I came into it with intentions of running most of the way, but the loose scree and jumbo-sized gravel made hiking far more practical.
|The climb has begun|
After being nearly blown off the mountain by the wind whipping through the saddle I made my way up Mt Sheridan.
At this point, I had become pretty fluid in my ability to move quickly up and across the rubble, and throughly enjoyed the summit at 13,748 ft.
|Looking back from Sheridan towards Sherman and their shared saddle|
|Horseshoe Mountain as seen from Sheridan|
|No quite ready for the timed shot... Atop Mt Sheridan|
And back down to the saddle I went, which probably took as long as getting up...
|Snowy ridge on top of Mt Sherman|
|Looking down on Leadville and Turquoise Lake|
From Sherman I headed northward towards Gemini Peak. The trip across the saddle was a blast, the first unforced runable terrain of the day!
|The northeast summit stands the highest at 13,951|
The climb up Gemini was pretty exhilarating. It truly was a climb, and the wind was acting a bit fresh trying to thwart my every step.
As I said, the run on the saddle between Sherman and Gemini was a blast:
The trip rounded out at about 8ish miles with 3,500 feet of vertical, and I completed it in 2 hours and 51 minutes.
Thanks for reading. Also, I'm hooked on this mountain thing.