10/22/05: Mount Belford's...

10/22/05: Mount Belford's northwest slopes, as seen from near timberline in Missouri Gulch. The deep snow made for a tough trudge to the summit.

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612boudou

612boudou - Nov 16, 2005 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

snow depth

Belford was my first 14teener, did it in July 2005...curious as to the depth of the snow when you went up...as a flatlander going from 300 feet to 14,000 feet in two days was tough enough...I couldn't imagine doing it in the snow...you'd find me in the spring!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Nov 18, 2005 8:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: snow depth

The snow was between 2-3 feet deep almost the entire way from where this picture was taken. It was all fresh powdery snow, therefore very taxing to the legs.

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James C

James C - Dec 30, 2005 7:04 pm - Hasn't voted

hey

is it hard to get up missouri gulch in winter condtitions... is there a trail through the snow or do you have to bushwack?

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Dec 31, 2005 4:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: hey

On the day that I was up there, I was able to follow a trail the whole way to timberline, though it was difficult to find some times. With more snow it may require bushwhacking.

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