Camped overnight south of Elkhead Pass. Climbed this with Oxford in the same day. Great views, and the weather was perfect.
Looked like Princeton and Shavano hikers were getting a downpour. Glad our rumblings of thunder didn't do much.
Wind gust knocked my daughter off her feet! Dusted off and continued on to the top. A long day.
Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado.
Those two make for a hard hike. Like almost 6k vertical?? I was exhausted coming back up the saddle.
Backpacked in to Elkhead Basin.
Both with Rhett
Fourth time up, finally made a second trip to Oxford this time. It was a windy but clear fall day, but not much snow on the trail yet.
With Megan and Katie, both 12. Camped in Missouri Gulch. Nice to catch first light from the top.
Shavano Tabeguache on Saturday, Belford and Oxford on Sunday.
Standard Route - Elkhorn Pass descent
12th 14er this year.
Belford, Oxford, Missouri combo.
Never ending switchbacks. Unique summit, and great views.
Great weather, windy of course. Someone on summit told me the snow conditions reminded him of typical June snow conditions. Made it easier for me :) Headed over to Oxford. 12-hr day with breaks.
From Missouri Gulch TH. Ascended Belford first, over to Oxford, back to Belford, down to Elkhead Pass, down the the trail junction of the standard route for Missouri, summit of Missouri and back to the TH. Great weather all day.
6/20/04 - Standard route, bummed my partner wasn't feeling well and we had to forego Oxford.
6/26/05 - Returned to get Oxford. Standard route.
3/17/12 - An insanely easy winter ascent via the standard route. Drove to the TH. So dry!