|Peak:||Mt. Harvard (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/01/2013|
Hit the standard route trail for Mt. Harvard yesterday (Saturday June 1st) at 6:00 and started first really encountering snow at around 10,800' and then by 11,200' snow was fairly continuous all the way to summit via the standard route. In the morning, the snow was solid and easy to travel over, however by afternoon the sun and warm temperatures did their job and made for a slow and tiring post holing suffer-fest. We lost the standard route trail (as did several other people based on the tracks we saw) at around 11,300 or so and didn't find it again until we were above treeline. We only occasionally found the trail above treeline due to 90% or so of the route be covered in snow (still deep in some areas) I think it will still be quite some time until the standard route will even be mostly dry. The weather and views were awesome, just prepare for a long day!
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