Unnamed 13374  
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Route: Lienhart Mine
Posted On: 2021-11-22, By: 13erRetriever
Info: Road to the mine was doable in my Grand Cherokee with good off road tires in about 2 inches of fresh snow. On the return trip it was melted off even more, so probably passable for most 4wd vehicles until the next snow comes. We did park about a quarter mile beneath the locked gate as we started to slip. Read Trotter's directions to the mine- there are a lot of ways to get turned around back there (we found ALL of them...) Rest of route was pretty easy. We took the trail from the Lienhart mine up to the CT and it was very nice. From there it's a minor bushwhack to the ridge and gaiters were nice to have in spots. Our deepest posthole was probably mid shin but most of the route has just about 2-4 inches of snow. It was melting and blowing away fast above treeline but the trees will probably hold what they have the rest of the season. Above treeline there were some slippery rocks but other than that pretty much what you'd expect for an early winter-ish hike. Gaiters and microspikes were all we needed. 
Route: Lienhart Mine Loop
Posted On: 2021-11-06, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Gorgeous day! Parked near Lienhart Mine, ascended Wapaca Trl (146, then bushwacked up the east ridge and over to the summit. Descended north off the ridge, then dropped east and picked up the CDT ~1.15 mi before picking up 1468 back to the mine/car. Very little snow to contend with and most could be avoided. Hit some packed snow on the CDT, but traction was not needed. Bushwacking was not bad at all. Hauled snowshoes, microspikes, and an ice axe...at least it made for a better workout.... Highly recommend the descent route we took, as opposed to an out and back. Did not add much distance and it seemed like a more enjoyable descent. 
Route: East Slopes from Frenchman Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-07, By: supranihilest
Info: The Frenchman Creek Road is closed just a few tenths of a mile off US 24. This closure lasts until June 30th and adds 3.25 miles and 1,700 vert (one way) to any route done from there. We hiked the road until it becomes merely a trail, then took the Colorado Trail north, across Frenchman Creek, then cut west straight into the forest. The route is pretty obvious - go up. There was no snow of consequence on the route but some marshy ground up high above treeline. The first summit you see is a false summit. Plenty of rock on the route but mostly stable. 
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Route: Frenchman Creek
Posted On: 2018-06-03, By: Silence_Dogood
Info: Although we did not pursue a summit attempt, the route to PT 13,374 appears to be clear of snow via Frenchman Creek. Please note that the Frenchman Creek Road (FR 386) is closed 0.5 miles from US 24 at 8,570 ft until June 30, adding an additional 5.4 miles and 1,730 ft of elevation gain (round trip) compared to the 4WD trailhead. The trail itself from Frenchman Creek is in summer conditions aside from a ~30 ft snow crossing at approximately 11,800 ft. We never felt a need for snowshoes or microspikes, and none of the water crossings presented a challenge at this time. Photo taken from Mt. Harvard's East Ridge. 
Route: SE ridge
Posted On: 2017-09-20, By: tdawg012
Info: Light dusting of snow ~1". Was melting by the time I descended. Quite chilly on summit, but impressive snowy views of Harvard and Columbia. 
Route: Frenchman Creek
Posted On: 2015-03-16, By: Kevin Baker
Info: I used the Frenchman Creek approach from the east to climb UN 13374 as a backpack outing. There was a skin track along the road to 10.1K. I camped at 10.6K and left the summer trail shortly past here on the shallower snowpack on the north side of the creek. Gained the ridge east of Point 12890 via a steep bushwack out of the Frenchman Creek drainage. Much leopard aspen bashing with snowshoes ensued. The south facing snow above treeline is very stable, but gets sloppy in the trees in the afternoon. Postholing was moderate, but would be worse on east and north facing aspects. The track could be used to summit Harvard as a dayhike by a strong hiker. 

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