Much longer mileage and elevation gain in winter due to road closures, but shanahan96 and I were fortunate to find a broken trail to tree line and were able to make good time on our winter ascent. Started to really snow on us so we decided to skip Oxford.
Did the combo.
Parked 2.4 miles shy of the TH. 15 hours/13 miles RT. Deep snow, nice weather, awesome views.
Came from Missouri and went the long way due to poor route planning. I ended up all the way back at the standard junction instead of going over Elkhead pass. Didn't have the energy to go over to Oxford so I'll need to come back.
With Kiefer and Stephanie. Pretty late start and cold and windy.
4th time up here. Hiked up with Castricone7 and Stephanie Lynn on a long, cold day.
Snow conditions were pretty bad.
VERY gusty winds!
Started at Missouri Gulch and climbed the northwest ridge route of Missouri. Continued to Elkhead pass and climbed to Oxford traverse. Climbed Oxford and then doubled back to hit Belford. This was a long day. 14+ miles and over 7000+ feet of elevation gain. Make sure weather forcast for the whole day is good and leave before dawn.
Climbed Belford and Oxford from Missouri Gulch TH. Easy hiking, good trail, nice views.
I've got to confess this summit could take my 2009 award for Least Inspiring Summit. At any rate, it was nice to take a breather here before continuing on to Oxford. Partner: Deb.
Wife, dog and I climbed the duo from Missouri Gulch. Great day except for the pricks that had the dog off leash that started a fight with my dog, but oh well, what do you expect!? Rained on us on the way out...
Nice climb! straight forward. My poor 12 year old dog was not happy on the decent.
climbed with Ian from Missouri Gulch. Terribly windy day, decided against going to Oxford.
Had three days off from work at Philmont so we went up to Colorado for some 14ers. We did Belford and Oxford together. We started at 11am and finished at 5:30pm. Great day with amazing weather conditions...a little windy but not bad
a midnight ascent up Belford with a night of sleeping at the top!
trailhead --> Belford --> Oxford --> Elkhead Pass --> trailhead
Done together with Oxford. Very easy hike.
w/ B. Gibbs
[4:45am M. Gulch TH, 7:45am Belford summit, 9:00am Oxford Summit, 10:15am Belford Summit(x2), 12:15pm TH]
The date is a guess - it was sometime before I graduated. Linked Oxford and Belford.