Dave made it this time! We had wind but only about 10 mph and the temps were mild, around 30 Degrees at the TH and 40 Degrees on top.
I am not a big fan of Mount Sherman but only due to the crowds, if you do a popular 14er on the weekend when it is nice you can expect large crowds, that is just nature of the beast. 10 Sep was no exception however, I did meet another ham on the summit and I think his callsign is KT0AM but I could be mistaken on that. At above 14,000 feet it is hard to concentrate, setup an antenna, talk to people, run a pileup and try to show off Ham Radio. If I was thinking straight I would have brought him back over to make a few QSOs.
The Mountain and trail to the summit is all owned by a mining company but they allow access to hikers which is nice and as always conditional on how we treat it.
Here are a few pictures.
|Dave and Lynn making their way up|
|Lynn and Dave, almost their (about 3/4 of a mile left)|
|Dave had a steady pace|
|K0JQZ and KC0YQF (photo by Dave F)|
|Great Views (Photo by Dave F)|
|KC0YQF getting ready to run a pileup on SSB while K0JQZ looks on (Photo by Dave F)|
|Summit (Photo by Dave F)|
|My favorite part of the hike along the ridge line (photo by Dave F)|
|Photo by Dave F|
|Looking toward Leadville|
|On the Summit (Frank, Lynn and Dave)|
|A little bit of snow|
|looking back toward summit (no clouds at all)|