• Date - 06/23/2006
  • Elevation - 14,420'/14,073'
  • Route - South Slopes/Harvard Traverse
  • Miles - 13.5
  • Elevation Gain - 5,900'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Aaron Reid


With the snow climbing season fading fast in the recent heat, I decided to just go for a hike this weekend.  I did the standard Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia loop from North Cottonwood Trailhead.  Despite this being a standard route, it ended up being a pretty big day because of the length of the hike and elevation gained.  Aaron opted to forego the traverse and just hike Mount Harvard.  It was a great weather day that allowed me to climb two more 14ers.  Horn Fork Basin is a beautiful area that I thought was definitely worth visiting.


Mount HarvardBear LakeMount ColumbiaHorn Fork BasinMount Columbia from Mount HarvardMount Columbia on the traverse below the ridge crest.Mount Harvard from the ridge traverse.Mount Harvard from Mount Columbia