Mount Harvard via Frenchman's Creek

Trip Date:Jun-21-2002
Trailhead Name:Mt. Harvard Trail 4WD
Trailhead Elevation:10,600 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,820 Feet
Route Name:East Ridge
Round Trip Length:9.5 Miles
Trip Duration:8h 00m
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Mount Harvard

Elevation:14,420 Feet Mount Harvard
Rank:3rd of 54
Range:Sawatch
This is the basin we hiked up from Frenchman's Creek. Brian in the Frenchman Creek drainage area. Mt. Columbia (Elev. 14,073 ft.) with connecting ridge.
This is the basin we hiked up from Frenchman's Creek. Brian in the Frenchman Creek drainage area. Mt. Columbia (Elev. 14,073 ft.) with connecting ridge.
Close-up of the rocky ridge, showing the slope angle we hiked up. The last two false summits on the east ridge. At the summit we found a length of Prayer flags (Nepalese?).
Close-up of the rocky ridge, showing the slope angle we hiked up. The last two false summits on the east ridge. At the summit we found a length of Prayer flags (Nepalese?).
A close-up of one of the Prayer flags. Brian on his 27th summit. Looking down on the South Slopes route to Harvard.
A close-up of one of the Prayer flags. Brian on his 27th summit. Looking down on the South Slopes route to Harvard.
Brian negotiates the talus on the return trip. The connecting Harvard/Columbia ridge - 2.2 miles long. A marmot in the tundra. We saw one near the summit too.
Brian negotiates the talus on the return trip. The connecting Harvard/Columbia ridge - 2.2 miles long. A marmot in the tundra. We saw one near the summit too.
A bunch of hikers attempting Harvard. The Frenchman's Creek drainage area and Harvard/Columbia connecting ridge.
A bunch of hikers attempting Harvard. The Frenchman's Creek drainage area and Harvard/Columbia connecting ridge.