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 Peak(s):  Mt. Harvard  -  14,420 feet
 Post Date:  10/11/2010
 Date Climbed:   10/09/2010
 Posted By:  DonOwens

 Fresh Dusting of Snow on Harvard   

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Hiking Harvard


10-09-10 was a beautiful day on Mount Harvard.

My friend Mark Hall and I landed in Denver Friday night at 7pm and drove to Buena Vista for a few hours sleep at the Best Western.

We started early Saturday morning. As two Texans that had just landed hours before, we wanted to ensure we gave ourselves plenty of time.

The trail had fresh snow starting at about 10,500 and we blazed the trail for those behind us. The fresh foot of snow made for a grand ascent.

Views were great and I was extremely proud of my hiking buddy as this was his first 14er.

There were very few folks on the mountain that day much to my surprise. We met a couple of folks from Boulder and a guy from Dallas. One hiker named Ryan said he was about to complete his 54 and started Jan 01 - Way to go man!

Next on my list - Blanca



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  • Comments or Questions
nomadelmundo


nice photo     2010-10-12 11:45:00
how long did it take you guys to do it?
thinking about it this friday


DonOwens

time     2010-10-12 15:37:03
Too long, but we had no time to acclimate. Started at 4am - summit at 1p - back down at 6pm. This was my friends first hike in Colorado so we took things real slow


Mindy


Like the photo.....     2012-07-17 07:18:40
Post more when you conquer Blanca...


DonOwens

Updated Video     2010-11-07 18:07:38
Here's the video as well (url)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3BV2nUcAYs



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