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Chaffee County, Colorado High Point - Mount Harvard

Video - On The Summit of Mount Harvard

September 14, 2012 - Considering I lived in Chaffee County, Colorado for seven years, I knew I had to take on the summit of Mount Harvard, the county high point.

Above is a video at the top. I show the scenery and get a little out of hand with my rantings near the end. That's right: I was above all the people in Salida, Poncha Springs, Buena Vista and Granite, and that includes all the folks at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Cottonwood Pass and the prison in Johnson Village too! :)

Special thanks to Thomas Lunt of Castle Rock for joining and motivating me for the hike. You can see all of my hike photos from the day here: Mount Harvard Hike.

Photos and video by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

Mt. Harvard Colorado


We hiked via the standard route in Horn Fork Basin. Adjacent is a morning photo of Mount Harvard.

Although it appears that the points on the right are higher, the actual summit is on the left.

Mount Harvard, CO Every state and county high point usually has some kind of challenge, and the long hike certainly tested us!
Thomas Lunt My hiking partner, Thomas Lunt.
Steve Garufi on Mt. Harvard Me on the summit of Mount Harvard, with a glass of chardonnay.

Mount Harvard, CO The stunning mountain scenery to the south. Wow!

I've done a lot of high pointing in my life, and below are some random state and county high points:
  • Teller County, Colorado High Point
  • Stanton County, Kansas High Point
  • Oklahoma High Point
  • Minnesota High Point
  • Louisiana High Point
  • West Virginia High Point
  • Mountains

    So many mountains, so little time! :)

    From the summit of Mount Harvard, this is the view to the north. Included is Mount Elbert ... the Colorado High Point and the Lake County, Colorado high point.

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