Peak:  Mt. Harvard (14er)
 Route:  South Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  racineflatlander
 Date of Info:  06/23/2011
 Date Posted:  06/28/2011

No snow at TH. Drive up to TH was no problem. Encountered snow fields on trail at about 3 miles in. Snow continued to get very heavy and completely covered trail. Lots of post holing. Above tree line was pretty much solid snow. Was fairly solid early in morning but afternoon descent was bad with very soft snow and post holing. Made it to 13,225' at 12:30 and decided to call it a day. Steep slope with snow before ridge and no traction devices plus another 1.5 hours to summit made the decision to quite easy. Horn fork basin is totally filled with snow and Bear Lake looks still totally frozen and snow covered. This trail will take several more weeks before it clears.

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