|Peak:||Mt. Columbia (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/13/2011|
SE Ridge route is nearly snow-free. No snowshoes, traction aids, or ice axe required. This is a long, tiring, up-and-down route. Would not recommend during lightning season as you are exposed for a LONG time. Good wildlife viewing though - spotted elk and bighorn sheep herds along the way.
Photo 1: Looking at the route ahead (and around) to Columbia from the SE ridge
Photo 2: Nearing the summit
Photo 3: A look at the traverse to Harvard from the summit
Photo 4: Columbia's east (left) and southeast (right) ridge routes
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