I love getting up at 4am! On top by 7:30ish from camp near treeline. Ahhh. =)
Made the Belford summit in horrendous winds, strong enough to knock me off my feet. Got about 100 yds down the connecting ridge to Oxford before I realized that it wasn't happening. Hopefully Oxford will still be there next time I go back.
A great hike to knock off 2 14ers. During the descent we passed a guy in real trouble - he hadn't brought enough water or food for the hike. Fortunately most of us had more than we needed and saved his bacon!
Nice hike, good trail and excellent weather to do these two gentle giants. Three hours to Belford and 50 min, to the top of Oxford. Great views all around.
Loop via Elkhead Pass, over to Oxford and down the standard trail. Beautiful area!
walk up, over, and down. 2 peaks in a couple hours, easy, yet fun!
A couple of COOOOLD days in the mountains. My first day wearing crampons, woo hoo! Some partial frost bite but lots o fun.
Did the three-mountain traverse, car to car in 11 hours and 36 minutes.
First double (with Oxford) alone and first time I ever used a gel pack. Two in fact. Long descent via Elkhead.
A little windy but otherwise alright look at my trip report for more info.
Did Missouri, Oxford and Belford that day. God I wish I was 19 again!
As my 1st 14er, I was lucky enough to bag 2(Belford & Oxford). With 5900 vertical ft. gained it was awesome.
Nice long day with Oxford and Belford solo. Very windy!
A nice gulch. I liked the cabin down below at treeline. Not a real exciting hike but good views. I was the only one up there this day. That seems to happen alot?!
Shared the summit with my climbing partner and 2 marmots
This is a very straight forward route. Good trail all the way to the summit. For fun, we camped a night near the cabin ruins just off the trail. We met another climber who had been harrassed by marmots all night. Apparently, they tried to drag is pack away several times.
Nice views, but relatively cold and snowy I thought for that time of year. We did the Maroon Bells 2 days before this and this was a warm up for the Pikes Peak run the next day.
This was the only peak I did this year. I was out of shape, my knee was killing me on the way down, I was getting passed by boy scouts on the way up and down, and I got drenched from rain. With Osita.
Snow, snow and more snow. 2-3+ feet of fresh powder above 11,000 feet, as well as a good bit of wind. I wore snowshoes much of the way, but they didn't help a whole lot. Gave up plans on Oxford after breaking the trail all the way to Belford's summit, taking 8 hours just to make it to the top. Two and a half hour descent--beautiful Sawatch views.