Things to Think About if You're Thinking About Climbing Mount Harvard in 2023
If you are thinking about joining the August 2023 trek, here is some information to help you ascertain whether you should consider going and to help prepare if you do.
Note that this is not an all-or-nothing event. You need not aspire to reaching the summit to participate. You can join the group before and/or after the hike, send them off from or meet them when they return to the trailhead, or hike the earlier, less strenuous parts of the trail. If you go beyond the trailhead, you must register beforehand and complete the liability waiver.
That said, if your ambitions run towards a Mt. Harvard / Mt. Columbia traverse, this is beyond the scope of this hike. In addition to being longer, it is a much more demanding route, and we are expecting that for many participants this will be their initial 14er.
Please review the following documents before signing up:
* Link from Buena Vista Vistor Center website 2023: Lodging
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