Mount Harvard 14er Weekend

Mount Harvard 14’er Weekend: August 1st – 3rd, 2014

Come join the fun and the exhilaration of hiking one of Colorado’s most popular 14’ers. This adventure includes:

Two nights stay at Arrowhead Point Campground, located just north of the town of Buena Vista, CO. The campground is close to town, restaurants, shopping, river rafting, bird-watching, and much more -- and includes:

Private Group tent sites, fire pits, running water, bathrooms & showers, laundry facilities, and recreation room.

Members $30

Non-Members $35

Beautiful panoramic views of the 14,000-ft Collegiate Peaks.

Saturday hike up Mt. Harvard, led by experienced CMC instructor, Derek Taylor. No technical climbing involved.

*UTC has a No Refund Policy for trips. However, if the trip is sold out, we can sell your spot to the next person on the waiting list or you may sell your spot to someone else. You would then be refunded the amount that you paid. Let your trip leader know ASAP if you need to cancel. "Tigers and Turtles Welcome" Trip Limit 24 For details on this trip

contact Derek Taylor[masked] [masked]




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  • Alex- SBB C.

    Wow- I almost forgot a few other honorable mentions. One to DeLys who despite never having camped nor attempted a 14'r, did incredibly well and made it to 12,000 feet. Great job! And the MVH award to Spirit the border collie, who amazed even me, her guardian, by running back and forth all during the hike to make sure everyone in the group was staying together. She probably did 15 miles to our 10!

    August 4

  • Alex- SBB C.

    While we didn't summit, the hike was awesome and the scenery was gorgeous. It was a much longer hike than I remembered. It was literally breathtaking! The weather for the hike was gorgeous.

    The camping was fun and we were lucky to find a core group who liked to cook out and hang around the campfire. What I noticed was how generous many of the climbers were, from sharing food, drink and supplies at camp to offering snacks on the trail. Not to mention encouragement and motivation. What a great group! The best was the Sunday morning brunch and thanks once again to all all of you who made that happen. What a blast! A special thanks to Mitch who was able to meet any request--he seemed to have every camping gadget available! Needless to say I have many new BFF's.

    Thanks to Derek for organizing this trip and putting it on the calendar.

    August 4

  • Mitch M.

    Just signed up. I'm bringing cooking gear, so if anyone wants to cook/grill, that's what I'm planning on doing.

    July 31

  • Fran

    I called Arrowhead Point to see if we can have fires. The answer was yes, but we have to buy the wood there $5/bundle. They want to protect the area from bugs. Temps at night 55-60

    July 29, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    Derek, thanks so much for the info we have all been awaiting. DOES ANYONE WANT TO CARPOOL FROM DENVER?--it's a bit of a haul. We can take my car since I'm taking Spirit, my border collie. Just pitch in for gas and maybe help with some driving. Please call me or text me soon 303.523.9939. We can leave Friday anytime--probably earlier rather than later!
    Thank you--Alex

    July 24, 2014

    • Fran

      Hi Alex, Marcia and I would like to carpool with you.

      July 29, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    About this hike: 12.6 miles round trip and 4500' elevation gain. We leave from North Cottonwood trailhead which is about 10 miles from camp. It's considered by many to be an easy climb yet challenging because of the distance. You're welcome.

    July 29, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    Hey Gang--I know Dereks giving a briefing on Friday night, but here are a few tips and suggestions before you leave Denver. Some of you may already know this. Get a hydration pack that holds at least 70oz water (mine holds 100oz. but I have Spirit) and has compartments for other gear. Bring a good rain jacket and some kind of lightweight fleece/ sweatshirt to keep warm under. Bring a brimmed hat, ball cap, ski hat and gloves too--probably won't need those. Flashlight and a swiss army knife. First aid supplies. Whistle too! Seriously this stuff can come in handy.

    Foodwise--bring an on-the-go lunch--jerky, crackers, bagels, string cheese, pb and j's, gorp. bring as much as you need and more. Raisins too! You'll be burning calories and need fuel.

    Camping--tent (rainproof), sleeping bag (20 deg.), camp chair, utensils, dinnerware. Cooking stuff if you're going to cook. And food items for camp meals. Cooler?

    See you up there. Looking forward to it.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Derek will be emailing the group tom'w but the scoop is that in the past some folks have wanted to cook out & some wanted to go into town to eat. If anyone is interested in combining supplies I would be happy to; especially for breakfast on Sun. morn. (Just feels more like camping out to me when food's cooked over a fire :)

    July 27, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Will be joining you all after your hike on Saturday afternoon and it looks like we'll have two Border Collies to sing around the camp fire.

    July 27, 2014

  • Jesica R.

    Hi Everyone! I just moved to Denver. Excited for my first 14er in Denver! I did some hiking at that elevation in Peru in May. Question about tents....I don't have my own tent but I have everything else requires to backpack/camp/cook/water filter/etc. I've always shared with other people. Should I get my own or is anyone willing to share? Also is anyone willing to carpool from Denver? Thanks! Excited to meet everyone!!

    July 10, 2014

    • Alex- SBB C.

      Here is link to pay: http://www.utconlines...­

      July 22, 2014

    • Jesica R.

      I'm going to opt out of this one. I'll be on the next one!

      July 24, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    EVERYONE: Here is link to pay
    http://www.utconlinestore.com/Mount-Harvard-Hike-Aug-1-3-2014_c52.htm
    Then choose "member" or "non-member" and you will check out like any other online transaction.

    Dave--I too have contacted Derek several times with no response. If a new trip leader needs to be appointed --it should be done soon. Like today! I am kind of maxed out, but could maybe co-organize. This is the kind of trip where you can't leave people scrambling around. It's a big commitment of time and energy for the participants. There needs to be regular updates and information. There has been no communication of any kind from Derek.

    July 22, 2014

  • Brad

    Dave, I sent an email to Derek today confirming I'm in and paid up.

    I do have a question about food. Are we pot lucking it for Friday and Saturday dinners? Plan?

    Also, I can drive to the campsite, but not the trailhead because my car has low clearance. Happy to carpool with someone if we can get a lift to the trailhead.

    July 21, 2014

  • Dave G

    Folks, I keep telling everyone, you must contact the trip leader Derek Taylor[masked] [masked], and pay your fees, or you are NOT on this trip. Derek has not heard fro most of you so you have not signed up yet. You're going to be disappointed.

    July 19, 2014

  • Fran

    I'd like to go at noon Will I have access to the campsite?

    July 18, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    Just found out--dogs allowed but need to be on leash whilst on campground property. No extra pet charge for tent sites. Yippee.

    Oh yes, Derek, I have two tents--one big 4 person REI stand up model or just my personal backpacker tent. Should I bring one or the other or both? Thanks.

    July 2, 2014

  • Alex- SBB C.

    This Tiger is in! Sounds like a great trip. Harvard is a great 14r and I did it in 99 also with UTC. Looking forward to some nice camping/ hiking and meeting some new folks. Does anyone want to carpool? If I drive you pitch in gas and driving. If you drive I pitch in gas and driving. Thanks--Alex

    Derek--I just left you a voice message.

    July 1, 2014

  • Dave G

    Everyone that signed up, please be aware you are not on the trip until you've contacted the trip leader Derek Taylor listed at the bottom of the posting. There is a fee which can be mailed in or paid online at www.upthecreek.org. If you have more questions send me a note.

    June 29, 2014

  • Dave G

    Folks;
    In case you were not aware, Up The Creek is a club outside of Meetup also. If you want to go on this trip, you must contact the trip leader posted at the bottom of the posting and pay your money. The trip leader is Derek Taylor[masked] [masked]

    June 9, 2014

    • Debbie

      I paid for the trip online, but will not be going. I'll be in Aruba.

      June 17, 2014

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