Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  zxbraves
 Date of Info:  05/05/2012
 Date Posted:  05/08/2012

First 2 miles to the trail junction between Columbia and Harvard are not bad, just a few downed trees and snow patches most of which can be avoided. Then the next mile and a half is rough, lots of knee deep soft snow, and lots of downed trees over the trail. We did it without snow shoes, and Im not sure how much better things would have been with them. Above the treeline the snow is mostly clear and things were dry. And coming down Harvard we found a couple of nice spots to glissade. Im thinking it might be another month before the rest of that snow melts out in the trees though.

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