Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  dehrlich101
 Date of Info:  04/20/2012
 Date Posted:  04/20/2012

Mount Columbia Southeast Ridge:

The Harvard Lakes TH is accessible to any vehicle. The departure point is easy to miss. There are two cairns on the left side of the Colorado Trail, the second one marks the trail. There are several cairns marking the way up the ridge. You can avoid the pockets of snow by staying just below the ridge to the left (south). Once above treeline the ridge is mostly clear, and any deep snow is avoidable. There is snow on the ridge towards the summit, most is avoidable.

Great day overall!

We didn't use any microspikes, gators, or snowshoes. Microspikes and gators could be useful towards the top but aren't necessary.

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