But I finally relented! I agreed to climb Mt. Sherman with Nick yesterday. According to his list of mountains ranked by other hikers, Sherman is the easiest & least technical to climb. So, that's the one he picked for my FIRST 14'er.
So, here are the pics from my iPhone.
|Weather setting in.|
|Old Homestead halfway up|
|Me halfway & definitely tired already!|
|Nick inside the homestead looking like a military ranger or something!|
|Old, collapsed mine in the hill|
|The valley towards Fairplay on our way up|
|Me, past halfway; working our way towards the ridge|
|Saddle/ridge we climbed on the way to the top|
|Snow crystals on the rocks along the ascent|
|Nick talking to another hiker on the ridge|
|View on the way down - the Holy Cross Wilderness across the way|
|The homestead standing in the sun on the way down|
|The valley on the way down|
|Me, ALL DONE & windburned!|