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davebobk47From Missouri Mt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


After climbing Missouri came down to the valley and hiked up the steep west slope of Belford.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 11:49 am

ouray19Belford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004


My story sounds pretty common - have done Belford twice, the second time for Oxford but had to turn around because of weather - some day I'll make it to Oxford!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 11:58 am

AspenRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2002


This had been my first time climbing Mt. Belford -- an approachinig storm denied me and my team the neighboring peak, Mt. Oxford. Grrr!! I didn't know it then, but I would try many time thence to re-take it to get to Oxford and all were unsuccessful due to rain and snow. But I'll get there one day :D

During a rest stop in the descent, I accidentally stepped on my glasses. Totally unbelieveable!!
Posted Aug 17, 2007 12:59 am

slowbutsteadyBack to Belford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1997


Belford was my first(14ner) back in 1994. Did it again from Missouri Gulch hoping to have the weather for a chance at Oxford, but it was not to be. Met a big, fat marmot who was conditioned to the sound of snack wrappers. Opening a bag really got his attention.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 9:15 pm

Woodie HopperMissouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Woodie Hopper

Did the combo with Oxford- great weather. A nice hike but with a lot of steep switchbacks!
Posted Jul 22, 2007 7:16 pm

bigwillyWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Belford and Oxford in the same day. Camped at the top of the switchbacks the night before and bagged both of them early the next day. Beautiful. Numbers 11 and 12.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 9:48 pm

NatashaGreat day on Belford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Perfect day on Belford. Started a little after 5a (parking lot was already half full) was on the summit by 8a then headed over to Oxford. Clouds built rapidly on the way down and I was concerned for the late starters, but they caught a break when the clouds dissipated as quickly as they appeared.

First solo 14er...it was awesome!
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:03 pm

RenardoAnother full moon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Belford/Oxford combo via Missouri Gulch under a full moon!
Posted Jul 1, 2007 10:34 pm

heather14Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Hiked Belford/Oxford combo during a full moon. Was awesome!
Posted Jul 1, 2007 8:52 pm

Scott RogersMissouri Gulch  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

Combo with Oxford back when I was 13 or so.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:24 pm

lanagordonBelford & Oxford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


A great start to the 14er season! Good friends and good weather. A little steep at times, but we all made it. Shadow's (our black lab) first 14er!
Posted Jun 18, 2007 1:17 pm

haytraciMissouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


What a great day out with friends! The return from Oxford back to Belford is brutal, but well worth the extra effort to knock out both peaks in one push. Altogether a beautiful hike on a very well-maintained trail.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 3:20 pm

Mots010Belford/Oxford from Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


Beautiful weather. The 2200 ft glissade down the northwest gully made my weekend. Perfect glissade snow.
Posted May 28, 2007 11:27 am

dpkBagged Belford via Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


We made 2nd team on summit with a 03:15 a.m. start. Clear weather brisk wind on descent with clouds looking like rain but no lighting - Will climb again in combo with Oxford.
Posted May 23, 2007 11:52 pm

Anya JingleVia West Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2002

Anya Jingle

We did it along with Oxford as a dayhike. Our dog did awesome. The slideshow from this day is here: Mount Belford and Oxford in a day
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:21 am

boisedoccold and foggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1989


Climbed in a fog bank. No views. These two mountains are endless and the trail was a steep one
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:36 pm

cftbqMissouri Basin and Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2001


This was a repeat climb, as Belford was my 6th 14er, back in 1976. That time, I came in from the south to Elkhead Pass. This time I hiked up Missouri Gulch with my wife and daughter. After camping overnight, Belford made their 5th and 2nd 14ers, respectively. Had to run down to escape the rain coming in at midday, but mild weather overall.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 7:22 pm

royswkrDay hike from ghost town  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1987
Posted Sep 22, 2006 2:29 pm

swm88erCold, Wet, and Foggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


Had planned on climbing Oxford, but due to pouring rain and very low visibility we settled for only bagging Belford.
Posted Sep 22, 2006 4:59 am

bjd5578Belford and Oxford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005


Did Belford and Oxford in one day. A long hike, but the weather held and the views were spectacular. I suppose I'll have to revisit the valley to tackle Missouri later!
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:34 am

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