In Colorado, there are over 50 mountains higher than 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). These are called 14ers, and people love to climb them. For Vintage Weekly, here's the first of a series from 1997 when I climbed Mount Sherman, elevation 14,036 feet (4,278 meters). Mount Sherman is a popular first 14er as it's a relatively short and easy trail - six to eight miles (10 - 13 km) round trip depending on where you park. The building is an abandoned mine.