Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mt. Harvard

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There it is, in the far right top corner of the photo above: Mt. Harvard 14,420’ tall. That is Seth and Dempsey preparing for the strenuous hike to the top. Strenuous for me anyway. I mean it is a 14 mile round trip hike if you start from the trailhead. We started hiking around 6:00 am and summited at about 10:15 am.

The forest through which we hiked between the trailhead and tree line was lovely.  We saw some fungus but not as much as I expected.

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The weather was perfect. Lots of blue sky with harmless puffy white clouds. This is Seth just before the top.

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The hike back gave us views of the valley and the surrounding mountains, and Bear Lake for a while.

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After the long hike we went straight to Salida for Amica’s pizza and beer.  My love affair with this state gets better with each year.

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