Ascent of Mount Harvard on 2007-06-26
|Others in Party:||Trisha Conlon|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 26, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14420 ft / 4395 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a repeat climb for> me, although one I had looked forward to doing, and a first for my daughter. It was a long day. We left the N. Cottonwood Creek TH (9,900 ft.) just before sunrise. It took just about five hours to hike up into Horn Fork Basin and ascend the south slopes and SW ridge of Harvard. There was a lot of run-off, and lots of wildflowers. It took another five hours to drop off Harvard's east ridge to roughly 12,400 feet in the Frenchman Creek basin, and begin climbing Columbia's north slopes. (See Columbia TR). Harvard was just as thrilling as I remembered it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6220 ft / 1896 m|
| Distance:||13.8 mi / 22.2 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Elevation Gain:||4520 ft / 1378 m|
| Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Route:||Horn Fork Basin, southwest ridge|
| Trailhead:||N. Cotttonwood Creek TH 9900 ft / 3017 m|
| Time Up:||6 Hours |
| Extra Gain:||1700 ft / 518 m|
| Distance:||7.5 mi / 12.1 km|
| Route:||traverse over Mt. Columbia|
| Time Down:||9 Hours |
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