I had planned on Missouri but changed my mind on seeing the snow. Probably would have been fine. Continued to Oxford and retraced my steps. Belford is just steep pretty much any way you come up
Long, cold day with Pecks Peak and Mt. Oxford.
Wasn't feeling it on the climb up Belford
The elevation gain right out of the parking lot is no joke. This one felt pretty straight up for me from the beginning until the top.
From Missouri Gulch trailhead, with Wasatch Mountain Club group.
Climbed with Oxford. Very steep but nicely maintained trail up the ridge.
Great climbing. Beautiful weather and scenery. Pure Rocky Mountain nirvana. Climbing is my passion. Happy Trails.
We left Utah at 9am on Wednesday morning in search of some awesome peaks. We got to the trailhead at 5pm, and chatted with a couple girls who had just come down from doing a Belford/Oxford/Missouri day. They looked beat and tired. We were excited at what we were going to encounter. The trail system in this area is so well maintained, and it is a straight shot to the summit of Belford. The trail up the northwest ridge is very well maintained and easy to follow. It took us about 2 hours to get to the top of Belford, as we averaged just under 2 mph.
Climbed with my good buddies Ben and Andrea. Cruised to the top and arrived shortly after sunrise. Beautiful morning, but super freaking cold.
Summer solstice hike with my wife and my friend Jesse Sumrak. Our initial goal was to tag Belford, Oxford, and Missouri but I was feeling pretty tired when we arrived at the junction to Missouri. Started at 3:15 am. Summited Belford at 6:15. Super cold wind with a beautiful sunrise.
beautiful hike to Belford's summit, but turned around by approaching stormy weather before Oxford could be summited
Solo standard route, didn't see a single other person the whole day
Part of a long Missouri, Oxford, Belford combo from Pine Creek Trail.
Wonderful day connecting the 3 mountains in the "Missouri Gulch district"
Great ski down the northwest slopes
Lots of low clouds kept us off-route, but the combination was a worthy day in the mountains.
Combo with Oxford