Another easy hike but a long day check weather and time before trying Harvard to Columbia combination.
The trail is still a little wet, but the snow is cleared. You will not need snowshoes or crampons. Excellent climb!
Took my friend up Harvard, my 6th, his first. We were going to cross the ridge over to Columbia but had to abandon because of weather. Nice hike in.
In two consecutive days my friend Duane and I summitted the two peaks we needed to have climbed the 5 highest mountains in the 48 states. We had climbed Mt. Whitney together in 1992 and Mt. Elbert in 1994. The day before we climbed Harvard, we climbed Mt. Massive. Mt. Harvard is the 4th highest. Number 5 is Mt. Rainier which we had both climbed, but not together. There was much jubilation on the summit that day, but it was tempered by our disappoinment at not giving ourselves enough time to traverse over to Mt. Columbia and getting the two peaks in the same day.