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Date Friday  8/30/2019
End Date Saturday  8/31/2019
Group Denver
Event Title EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Harvard + Mount Columbia EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Harvard EXPLORATORY HIKE: Mount Columbia
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Terry Ploski
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 6,100
Driving Distance 250


Meet at the top level of the City of Golden RTD Light Rail Station parking garage near the intersection of U.S. - 6 and Johnson Road, across from the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Goledn, CO 80401. We will meet between 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM, form carpools, and depart by 8:00 AM sharp.

From the parking structure, we shall carpool the short EB C - 470 to SB U.S. - 285 to Buena Vista, CO. A brief refreshment break in Buena Vista, CO before continuing on to the North Cottonwood Creek Trailhead. Visit this website for directions:,+Golden,+CO/north+cottonwood+creek+trailhead+buena+vista+co/@39.2880882,-106.2648031,9z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x876b84bf15063cab:0xf5d3c14930576f4c!2m2!1d-105.201541!2d39.7282081!1m5!1m1!1s0x876ab37708d3774f:0xa1d73c3e11db6a55!2m2!1d-106.2660313!2d38.8711094!5i1


For more info Contact

Terry Ploski, (303) 748-3748, SCHOOLS INCLUDE: WFA Refresher, 05/2019; TCS Instructor Training - Navigation, 02/2019; CPR/AED, 01/2019; Backcountry Ski Touring, 12/2016, Denver Basic Rock Climbing, 06/2014; AIARE Level 1, 02/2014; BMS, 03/2001.


A strong commitment to this hike is required to participate. The fast pace means an average speed of 1 mile/hour AND 1,000' elevation gain/hour. Mount Harvard is the third higherst 14er in the State of Colorado. Preference given to those with recent experience hiking a challenging 14er in the past 1 - 2 - 3 months; or, demonstrate a strong mental and physical stamina for this full day adventure.



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