Mount Sherrill

Everything about Sherrill is a little bit mysterious…

Peak Details

Height:  3,558ft  (1,084m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

Canister:  Yes

 Mount Sherrill Hiking Trails & Hikes

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Thru-Hike North Dome & Mount Sherrill

This intense bushwhack route over two of the most difficult Catskills mountains is challenging and rewarding in equal measure: an epic climb, a great scenic ledge, a rock chasm, and something more…

North Dome Marker

Hike North Dome & Mount Sherrill

This hike begins with an easy section of marked trail on the Devil’s Path but then switches to one of the most challenging Catskills bushwhacks. The ledges of North Dome will absolutely test your nerve.

 Mount Sherrill Topography

 Summit Forecast: Mount Sherrill

The page URL below shows the weather at Mount Sherrill’s summit for the next six days.

If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby location.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Sherrill/forecasts/1082

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Mount Sherrill Information

BW photo of Colonel Eliakim Sherrill
Colonel Eliakim Sherrill, 126th New York Infantry In command of the Third Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, July 2-3, 1863.

Mount Sherrill is named for Eliakim Sherrill, ”a tanner in the Shandaken area during the mid-nineteenth century” — a ludicrously bland description, considering the man’s personal history.

Sherrill did indeed own a tannery, in Shandaken. But he also held several political offices and was a major in the State Militia.

He was a Congressman and a Senator in the 1840’s and 1850’s.

During the Civil War, he organized the 126th New York Infantry and was its first colonel. In fighting during the Battle of Harpers Ferry, he was severely wounded with a gunshot through his lower jaw. He was captured. He was paroled. The wound didn’t heal and he went back to war to fight the Confederacy.

At the Battle of Gettysburg, on his first full day commanding a brigade, he was hit by a musket shot to the bowels, and later died.

Nearly 10,000 people attended his funeral.

Not bad for “a tanner”.

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