|Peak:||Mt. Harvard (14er)|
|Route:||Harvard and Columbia Traverse|
|Date of Information:||06/22/2013|
No problems with snow on trail. Some sections of the trail in Horn Fork Basin were very muddy in the early morning. The traverse to Columbia has very little snow on the "route" we took. If you want to follow the 14ers.com traverse route, download the route pictures to your phone beforehand with the app, or print the pictures, and follow them carefully. Otherwise, just follow your nose, but you‘ll probably drop down pretty low (~12,500). The traverse is short mileage wise, but is mostly off trail and requires crossing boulderfields and a very steep uphill hike on the Columbia side. Do not try the traverse if there is any forcasted weather, or if clouds are forming on Harvard‘s summit. We took about 3 hours summit to summit. Some groups take five hours.