|Peak:||Mt. Columbia (14er)|
|Date of Information:||02/07/2013|
There was a trench to the tree line that was a few days old, which helped a lot. We did have to break trail in the deadfall area just above the tree line, but after that the ridge was mostly windblown all the way to the summit. We stashed snowshoes at about 12.2k. SW couloir looks good, filled almost all the way to the ridge. The SE ridge is long and close to 5k elevation gain, expect a long day. No tracks in the Horn Fork basin en route to Harvard as far as we could see from the ridge.
Image 1 SE ridge
Image 2 Final section of the ridge
Image 3 Harvard-Columbia traverse
Image 4 Frenchman Creek approach
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