Peak:  Mt. Harvard (14er)
 Route:  Harvard and Columbia Traverse
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Unknown
 Date of Info:  08/12/2012
 Date Posted:  08/13/2012

Conditions are great along this traverse. On the backside of the traverse, the route mentions hiking down around around a gully. I highly recommend this after being a sucker and taking the gully which is a bunch of loose scree. The traverse also has a TON of talus and takes longer than expected. Do not attempt this traverse without optimal weather and enough energy to complete.

All downed trees are cleared too.

Photos, and more detailed info on my adventure can be found here:

 Comments or Questions

Nice work
08/13/2012 23:27
I was in a pair that was ascending toward Harvard around 2:30pm, we saw a pair of hikers coming down the scree gully you mention at this time, not sure if it was you or not. Regardless, great trip report on the other page and you pretty much echo my feelings on this traverse: long, and not that fun!


great hike..!
09/05/2012 23:32
We got unlucky when we went back in May, the trees weren't cleared and we lacked snowshoes to cross acouple snow patches.. long day, we ended up at the car by night.

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