|Trailhead:||N. Cottonwood Creek (Sawatch)|
|Date of Information:||05/30/2006|
Road dry and rough but passable for passenger vehicles. Much rougher than 2 years ago. Trail to Harvard and Columbia dry up just passed the switchbacks. Then drifts in the trees to the Columbia fork. From the snowfield at the base of Columbai to the summit is completely dry. I hauled ice axe and crampons up and down without taking off my pack.