Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  Harvard-Columbia loop
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  ulvetano
 Date of Information:  06/30/2013
 Date Posted:  07/01/2013

Harvard-Columbia traverse is in great condition, as is the general route up Horn Fork basin. I jogged from the N Cottonwood TH at 5:45 and summitted Harvard at 8:45, then descended the ridge towards Columbia. There are a few easily avoidable patches of snow on the north faces. I dropped below the ridge proper and into the basin and then back up. Lots of water throughout the route if you need to re-fill. Columbia summit at 10:45. Clouds were gathering and threatening to worsen, but held off. Remember to plan for mid-morning lightning storms and be off the peak at the appropriate time.

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