This is a mash up of a couple of weekend trips, one of which involved some camping.
The approach to Harvard from 7 miles away.
Looking back towards Yale.
Looks like a placid place to spend the night at Bear Lake below Harvard at about 12,000ft. Not!! Wind picked up around 11pm and blew all night long. No sleep period. Next time, bivy sack above tree line.
The calm before the wind storm. At least we ate well.
Looking at Columbia from Harvard Summit.
Harvard Summit.Goodbye Summit.
Bear Lake looking innocent again. Don’t believe it.
Fast forward a week and Mt. Holy Cross was in our sites for a day trip. About 12 miles and 5,600 ft of climbing.
I believe this is Mt Jackson on the way up.
First glimpse of Holy Cross.
The approach is a helluva lot easier than what it looks like. The line from the west is easy.
Summit shot looking towards Leadville.
Maroon Bells in the distance… on the agenda in a few weeks.
Down climbing the summit scree.
Nice place for a nap I can assure you.
This is a great mountain indeed, a new favorite.