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 Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  SE ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Yikes
 Date of Information:  02/11/2012
 Date Posted:  02/12/2012
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Driveable to Harvard Lakes TH with SUV and some luck - deep snow. Trench is back in to treeline; snow depth varies from bare ground to 32". Snowshoes not needed once you get above the big hill at treeline. The ridge was mostly dry. Most of the snow on the ridge was crusty and supported weight. No evidence of any avy danger; the only questionable slope was the one at treeline and it didn‘t exhibit any signs of instability.



  • Comments or Questions
Matt Lemke


Sweet!     2012-02-12 14:00:26
Did you see any trace of our trench we made the week before?


Mickeys Grenade


Columbia Southeast Ridge     2012-02-13 11:57:51
There were some spots where you could make out that there use to be a trench, but a lot of trail breaking had to be done. It had snowed enough to cover it up for the most part. It took us 15 hours. 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Couloirman


Thanks!     2012-03-07 13:08:17
Im thinking of linking a ski of Harvard and Columbia next week. Harvard has excellent snow cover. Think Columbia has continuous snow from the summit on the horn fork basin side?



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