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ACA 14er Edition : Mount Sherman

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Mount Sherman

CO 80440

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Hiking one of Colorado’s “14ers” is a quintessential adventure for Colorado residents. Join Always Choose Adventures for our first 14er adventure. Our stellar team of board members, ambassadors, and trip leaders would like to show others with lung disease, mental or physical health issues that anything is possible! We encourage anyone who has never done a 14er before to join us.

Always Choose Adventures has several leaders that are wilderness first responder certified, however, we are not AMGA certified and cannot guarantee your safety on the mountain. Please consult with your physician prior to attending this event.

[Leaders: Barry Johnson, Brad Hodge, Bryony Zasman, Chantelle Shoaee, Hung Lieu, Kevan Jones, Kevin Donovan, Kristy Roggeman, Lindsay Hastings, Mike Bacovcin, Roger Austin, Sancho Panchos, Scott Garcia, and Shawn Cole]

Trailhead: Fourmile Creek
Difficulty - Class 2
Elevation Start: 12,000 feet
Summit: 14,036 feet
Total gain: 2,100’ starting at the 12,000-foot gate
Round trip length: 5.25 miles starting at the 12,000-foot gate.

Plan:
Friday, October 5th - ACA to set up camp on road up to Sherman. We will clearly mark our campsite with orange cones, flags, and ACA. Please arrive when you are able to. 2PM is offical camp time start.

Saturday, October 6th - 6:00 AM start, meet at the Fourmile Creek trail, near the gate. Please look for our leaders, and ACA flag.
PM end time. - Whenever your group safely descends the mountain.

Saturday, October 6th - Evening - Camp after completed 14er.

Sunday, October 7th - 8AM Packup camp and head home.

Cost: FREE.
Donations are accepted on AlwaysChooseAdventures.org. We are a registered 501c3 non profit organization. All donations help to continue organizing and facilitating adventures just like this.

Food: Not included

Training:
We recommend training prior to this event. Hike as much as possible at higher elevations.

24 hours prior to hike:
Hydrate, sleep, eat well. No alcohol.

Gear:
Water (plenty of water)(2 liters minium)
Gatorade
Food (High carb snacks and Lunch)
Dress in layers and either wear or carry
Trekking Poles
Hat Warm Hat/beanie and baseball cap
Gloves
Synthetic shirts Cotton not recommended
Synthetic long underwear Cotton not recommended
Fleece or Wind-Block jacket
Waterproof shell/jacket
Nylon shorts
Hiking pants
Hiking boots/scrambling shoes
Smartwool hiking socks (Spare pare in your pack)
Watch
Pack (that fits the hike/climb) 30l to 40l size pack
Headlamp
Sunglasses
Knife or multitool
Water bladder or bottles
Compass
GPS (optional our team leaders will have them)
Maps (optional our team leaders will have them)
Tape
Whistle
30spf+ sunscreen
TP (in Ziploc bag)
Personal First Aid Kit
Personal Medications
Optional thermos for hot beverage

Camping Gear:
Tent
Camp chair
Cold weather sleeping bag.
Sleeping pad
Warm weather clothing
Camp shoes
Grill
Firewood

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