Ascent of Mount Sherrill on 2021-01-24

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit
Date:Sunday, January 24, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sherrill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3540 ft / 1078 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dan and Samson from Shaft Road for winter credit. The bushwhack up was nicely packed out and easy to follow. Dan wore microspikes the whole time, I started with microspikes, but soon switched over to snowshoes. Although the white sidewalk was in stellar shape, the wind was blowing the fluffy powder on to the path, and in some spots it was pretty deep. We met another couple at the canister who had hiked over from the Devil's Path parking area and hiked North Dome first. They had their little Jack Russell with them named Rocket. Rocket did not have any winter gear - not even a jacket; she was shivering. Sammy shivers at the summit often because we're not moving, but I just felt really bad for this dog since it was in the single digits with about a 15mph wind. Sammy had on his Hurtta body warmer and warm cherry coat.

We had consider doing North Dome too, but Dan was very cold right from the start and said he never really warmed up the whole time hiking. This made him rather grumpy the whole time, so I left it up to him as to whether we'd do just one peak or both today. Dan said just Sherrill.

Start: 11:11AM
Sherrill canister: 2.8 miles at 1:23PM
Headed down: 2.8 miles at 1:33PM
Car: 5.4 miles at 2:54PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1987 ft / 605 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1985 ft / 605 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1987 ft / 605 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Shaft Road  1553 ft / 473 m
    Time:2 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1985 ft / 605 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    End Trailhead:Shaft Road  1555 ft / 473 m
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes

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