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mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 9/14/2003  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

A beautiful fall day in the mountains. Some snow on the trail from recent storms. Other parts of the trail are muddy - watch out very slippery mud!



I can't remember seeing such a clear day. You can see mountains forever from this summit.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:25 am

dpRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: June 24, 2001  Sucess!

dp

First 14'er of 2001 for me; easy climb with some beautiful views. Passed up on Oxford because the weather began to look questionable.
Posted Aug 20, 2003 9:24 pm

cmccallRoute Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: august 5 2003  Sucess!
Steep climb, lots of people on the trail today.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 4:57 pm

odysseusRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 31, 2003  Sucess!

odysseus

Climbed along with Mt. Oxford. The switchbacks up into Missouri Gulch are a bit tedious, but the trail up to the peak is excellent. Weather moved in on us while atop Mt. Oxford, we passed back over Belford in hail, thunder, and high winds. Fortunately no lightning!
Posted Aug 7, 2003 8:55 am

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 22, 2003  Sucess!

rob_runkle

Belford, Oxford, Missouri, Emerald and Iowa. 5 peaks, 16.5 miles, 8180 feet.
Posted Jul 30, 2003 7:09 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: West Slopes from Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 23, 2003  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

A good climb in conjunction with Oxford. We started about an hour before sunrise (4:45 AM) and hit Belford Summit about 8:45 AM. Storms started brewing overhead earlier than usual ( about 9:30 AM) so as we approached Oxford we just ran up to touch the top of Oxford, take the picture, and get the heck outta there. We hit Oxford summit about 10 AM . Since we were in a vulnerable position on the ridge and a ways to go back to the Belford summit we hoofed it as fast as we could back to Belford and back down to lower, safer places. We got back to Belford summit at 11:30 AM just as the rains and winds began to really unleash. It was a good reminder why we carry rain gear and gloves even when it is warm and clear at the trailhead.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 7:19 pm

bernardhohmanRoute Climbed: Elkhead Pass via Elkhead Basin Date Climbed: August 12, 2002  Sucess!

bernardhohman

Nice high camp and very early start had me all alone on the summit for quite some time. Otherwise uneventful day.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 12:55 am

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: standard bagger route Date Climbed: summer 2001  Sucess!

coloradoclimber

Did both Belford and Oxford, pretty good workout
Posted Jul 12, 2003 10:03 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!

Kane

Don't underestimate a hike to bag both Belford and Oxford. Although a class 1 hike the distance and vertical gain is big-11 miles and 5,900-ft. The switchbacks back down to the TH will have you thinking of better days. Be prepared for sore knees afterwords and have ice ready. I thought Elkhead Basin was a really cool place, and a good place to camp. If you're in the area and don't care if it's a 14er, I recommend Mt. Hope as a all round better alternitive.
Posted May 29, 2003 7:17 pm

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: February 26, 2003  Sucess!

rob_runkle

I was planning on accepting defeat for this Winter climb, but I ended up conquering my 2nd Winter peak.. Yippie!!
Posted May 29, 2003 6:20 pm

chef007Route Climbed: Missouri Gultch Date Climbed: 14 April 2003  Sucess!

chef007

This was a fairly easy peak to climb, I summited around 9:30. The trail to the top is still fairly visible.
Posted Apr 16, 2003 3:12 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: Elkhead Pass via Elkhead Basin Date Climbed: 23 Jun 2002  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2002

big_g

Watch out for the marmots in Elkhead Basin! They can be relentless and there is no place to hang food.
Posted Mar 3, 2003 4:18 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 15, 2002  Sucess!

Colonelpyat

A very nice day on this one. We went over to Oxford and then returned via Elkhead Pass.
Posted Feb 28, 2003 4:52 am

GrantRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch - 9,640' Date Climbed: July 14, 2001  Sucess!

Grant

As always this a typical Sawatch hike it starts steep at first and then flattens out. Once at timberline I could see the trail up to Belford. It looked steep but the fourteener’s initiative has rebuilt this trail recently and it wasn’t that bad. Though it felt like there were a hundred switchbacks.

I made it to the summit spent about one minute on top and headed for Oxford. The weather was heading in fast and was already cloudy, but it didn’t look like thunderstorms yet.

Once back on the ridge I didn’t want to make the trek back to Belfords summit so I headed to Elkhead pass. This is the saddle between Belford and Missouri Mtn. When I reached Elkhead pass I got a great view of Missouri’s class 4 route and it started to rain a little. Later down the trail the rain stopped and the view of Missouri Mtn was awesome.

Posted Jan 20, 2003 12:34 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: June 11 2000  Sucess!

rmjwinters

Windy and cold day. Off to Oxford.
Posted Oct 5, 2002 10:08 pm

cmccallRoute Climbed: MISSOURI GULCH Date Climbed: September 28, 2002  Sucess!
A good hike the weather was beautiful a little snow at the top. Got back to the trailhead just before it started to rain
Posted Oct 2, 2002 2:32 pm

charles97Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch - Northwest Flank Date Climbed: September 7, 2002  Sucess!

charles97

Nice steep hike the whole way to the top. Fewer switchbacks than La Plata (I liked that). Steady 40-50 mph wind the whole time I was above tree line! Unbelievable. Had to lean into the wind, and I was still getting blown off my feet at places.



Started at sunrise (6:45 am) and reached summit at 10 am. Went over to Oxford afterwards. I tried to get Missouri too, but got stormed off. Oh well, it'll be there.



Nineth of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #17 overall.
Posted Sep 17, 2002 3:59 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch to Elkhead pass Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

xskier77

Made the summit after climbing Missouri. Many more people on this summit and great views over to Oxford and Harvard.
Posted Sep 7, 2002 8:09 pm

jjcrow99Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Trailhead (Normal route) Date Climbed: August 1, 2002  Sucess!

jjcrow99

All in all a beautiful day. Outstanding views on the way to the summit and on top. My wife and I only summited Belford as it began to get cloudy, so we decided not to go for Oxford and risk being stuck between the two peaks in a storm.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 5:50 am

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Missoui Basin Date Climbed: July 30, 1997  Sucess!

wayneaflick

I climbed this with my son Patrick. It was uneventful except for those darn switchbacks coming up from Clear Creek. We didn't do Oxford because it started snowing just before we reached the summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2002 1:50 pm

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