Mount Sherman in December
Dec 09, 2008 by DJ Turner | 0 Comments
From Robert Jones:
I opted to bring in the new year with a little solo excursion up Mt. Sherman. New year...? Well, it was my birthday and I wanted to start the new birth year off with a little excitement.
I arrived at the Fourmile Creek Trailhead at 7:00 a.m. The road to the trailhead was somewhat problematic and I ended up getting my 4-Runner stuck in the snow on two occasions.
Here I am at about 13,800 feet. I am guessing the winds were a constant 40 mph on the ridge to the summit. I literally had to be careful not to let the wind blow me off the ridge; although the wind did blow me down on one occasion. I met another climber decending and we stood toe to toe and had to yell just to hear one another.
Take note of the ice ax in my left hand. This ice ax (affectionately called "Sussy") is a gift from Greg Amstutz. Last month I met Greg in Pittsburgh at an event. We struck up a conversation and Greg shared how he was planning to start an outdoor guide service in California when God called him to start an orphanage in Baja, Mexico. Today Genesis Diez serves a vital role in the lives of hundreds of orphans and migrant children in that region. And so special thanks go out to Greg from entrusting me with his beloved ice ax.
Here I am on top of Mt. Sherman at 14,036 feet. I sat down to take this self portrait of myself and the Wayward Bottle.