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

 Fresh Dusting of Snow on Harvard  

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

nice photo
10/12/2010 17:45
how long did it take you guys to do it?
thinking about it this friday


10/12/2010 21:37
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


Like the photo.....
07/17/2012 13:18
Post more when you conquer Blanca...


Updated Video
11/08/2010 01:07
Here's the video as well (url)

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