Did my first repeat 14er exactly a year after the first summit. The trail was really wet and muddy around timberline; I used a snow bridge to cross the swollen creek then went slightly off trail a few times to avoid large snow fields below the summit. It was a 7.5 hr. roundtrip from North Cottonwood creek trailhead.
We went on a day with 50% percip looking to do both Harvard and Columbia. We made it to Harvard - no problem, but we go lost on the way to Columbia (we stayed high on the ridge instead of hiking below it and ended up on some class 4 stuff) and once we realized our mistake it started raining and we B-lined it down. We'll have to do Columbia another day...
Failed attempt on a pretty good day, albeit pretty windy. Tried to sneak in another peak before the change from Winter to Spring, but it wasn't in the cards. Had a great time with a lot of folks from 14ers.com though.
Climbed with Fletch and Stephanie and about 15 other 14er.com members as part of a winter gathering. As Steph said, windy at the top with just enough ice on the rocks to make things interesting.
Surprisingly hard in winter...not a 'gimmie' as I initially thought.
A little windy near the summit. Fun day with lots of people from 14ers.com.
shoulda brought more water
Climbed Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead after a beautiful camp at 11,440 feet in Horn Fork Basin.
Hiked Harvard then traversed over to Columbia.
Threaded the needle during a succession of passing thunderstorms. Harvard had a beautiful trail and interesting scrambling sequence to the summit. Loved it!
Beautiful hike. Made the trip with HM and Hootie. Sucking wind a little after going from sea level to 14k in less than a day. All in all a great hike with fantastic views.
This is one of the most beautiful fourteener hikes. Views of Columbia, Yale, and Princeton on the way up. It seems like more effort should be required to reach the 4th-highest peak in the Lower 48. Climbed Columbia the previous day.
Climbed Mount Harvard from Horn Fork Basin. It was windy at the top, but there was not a single cloud in the sky. not a one, the whole day.
Started out as a beautiful day, but when we summited we heard the first booms of thunder then it started to snow. Overall a wonderful hike, fantastic views and sharing it with two good friends.
The tundra is a b**** in the dark. Sunrise summit and on to Columbia!
A fine day
Climbed Harvard then Columbia via rabbitear ridge with friend Dustin. Started at 3:30 am and finished about 2:00 pm. Long day had some rain towards the end.
Summitted first that day in 4.5 hrs from Cottonwood, but headed down quickly due to early storm clouds forming, made it back just in time before the lightning. Third peak in as many days after having done Massive and Huron.
Had a fun hike up Harvard > Columbia. Apparently spending 5 weeks in Phoenix (near sea level) and then driving up to the mountains and immediately climbing two 14ers is not proper acclimatization. In the end it made the trip a bit more challenging, which was great!
Packed in and camped at the Horn Fork primitive sites. 6am start from camp - muddy trail early on - saw no one until on the summit around 10am. Great day!