The Little 13-er that Could
Feb 20, 2009 by DJ Turner | 0 Comments
From Robert Jones:
The weather on La Plata has just not matched my calendar. I had plans on trying La Plata over the weekend but the forecast called for a 90% chance of 6 to 9 inches of snow and winds gusting to 35 mph. The forecast just was not looking favorable for another Wayward Bottle attempt on La Plata. So what do you do when the forecast on one mountain range is looking poor? Well, you do the "Hokey Pokey, and you turn yourself around" and just look at another range.
Here's the Wayward Bottle (and me) on top of Mt. Sheridan. Mt. Sheridan weighs in at 13,743 feet and stands proudly in the heart of the Mosquito Range. This "little" peak stands very close to it's bigger brother Mt Sherman and is connected via a rocky saddle. The temp. on top of Mt. Sheridan was a brisk zero degrees and the winds were blowing around 25 mph. In addition to standing next to Mt. Sherman, you could also see Horseshoe and Gemini Peaks.
The Wayward Bottle back at the car. This was a 13 mile round trip hike and proved a great alternative to La Plata.