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.
The weather was perfect. Lots of blue sky with harmless puffy white clouds. This is Seth just before the top.
The hike back gave us views of the valley and the surrounding mountains, and Bear Lake for a while.
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.