Hike to Commemorate the 150 th Anniversary of the First Ascent
of Mt. Harvard
First / Great Transcontinental (‘Pacific’) Railroad to Cheyenne, Wyoming, then went overland by stagecoach to Denver (which did not yet have rail service). The Harvard Geographic Expedition of 1869 to the Colorado Territory did find peaks
in excess of 14,000 feet, and named the two highest summits they encountered and ascended Mounts Harvard (for their sponsor) and Yale (for the alma mater of the two leaders of this expedition: Josiah Dwight Whitney (Yale, 1839) and William Henry Brewer (Yale, 1852).
(Harvard, 1869) and Stephen P. Sharples – young members of the expedition noted above. Summit to be reached by about midday, with ample photo opportunities there and along the way.
Lodging at elevation a day or more before and after HIGHLY recommended, and to be arranged by participants - though some possible options will be suggested. For those interested, we will attempt to organize collective meals before and after the hike.
End Date, Time, and Location: 19 August 2019; 17:00 (5:00 PM), North Cottonwood Trailhead
after consultation and approval). Others welcome to join without hiking.
Cost: $20 per hiking participant; tickets will go on sale in January 2019