Mount Belford Climber's Log

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mnichols

mnichols - Sep 23, 2007 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005

Long day on Belford  Sucess!

We were there for the first snow of the season in 2005. The snow began while we camped the night before, partway up the trail among the switchbacks. It really got going as we went for the summit, causing us to lose the trail and eventually just beeline for the summit. The snow was about 8 inches deep on the way down. Luckily we were somewhat prepared for these developments. This was my first 14er.

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 12:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

#26  Sucess!

It was a really windy day! We were going to go for Oxford, but it was too bad up on top of Belford, so we returned after summiting. Great trail, too bad the hail was pelting us the entire time.

wlstone

wlstone - Sep 8, 2007 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Belford solo  Sucess!

Summited Belford all by itself and spent too much time watching goats to try Oxford....

Scott

Scott - Sep 6, 2007 9:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Belford  Sucess!

Did Belford with my five year old son Kessler. Also Oxford on the same day.

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:11 pm

triple play  Sucess!

fun day. gorgeous area.

pksander

pksander - Sep 3, 2007 9:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Belford and Oxford  Sucess!

Great climb with Eric Lee and Andy Gerber. Ascended via Missouri Gulch TH, hit Oxford, and returned via the Elkhead Pass trail. Nice, with a bit of weather.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Sep 1, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Via Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Good weather until we hit the trees on the way back down.

pittbrownie

pittbrownie - Aug 26, 2007 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

via Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Steep hike, but it was nice getting a good look at Hope Pass from the top.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 24, 2007 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Bel-Ox-Emarld-Iowa-MO  Sucess!

Over 8,000 vertical ft. and a lot of miles, but the scenery made it worthwhile.

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Aug 23, 2007 11:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

Missouri Gulch TH with Oxford  Sucess!

Started on the Missouri Gulch TH at 6:15 and summited Belford at 9:05. Spent fifteen 15 minutes on top and then made the trek on over to Oxford. Had good weather (although it was really hot up there!) and decent views.

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Aug 20, 2007 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

From Missouri Mt  Sucess!

After climbing Missouri came down to the valley and hiked up the steep west slope of Belford.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 11:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004

Belford  Sucess!

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!

Aspen

Aspen - Aug 17, 2007 12:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2002

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH  Sucess!

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!!

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jul 27, 2007 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1997

Back to Belford  Sucess!

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.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 22, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Did the combo with Oxford- great weather. A nice hike but with a lot of steep switchbacks!

bigwilly

bigwilly - Jul 19, 2007 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

West Slopes  Sucess!

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.

Natasha

Natasha - Jul 16, 2007 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Great day on Belford  Sucess!

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!

Renardo

Renardo - Jul 1, 2007 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Another full moon hike  Sucess!

Belford/Oxford combo via Missouri Gulch under a full moon!

heather14

heather14 - Jul 1, 2007 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Hiked Belford/Oxford combo during a full moon. Was awesome!

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:24 pm

Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Combo with Oxford back when I was 13 or so.

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