Running down the saddle each way screaming along to "This Is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars :)
Part of a 3-summit trip including Belford and Missouri
So VERY WINDY
Big day of hiking to link up Belford & Oxford.
Very windy traverse. Many on Belford thought it might be dangerous, but it wasn't; just cold.
#1 9-6-15 Mit Yz. The bitterly cold strong wind which hammered us unceasingly on our ascent to Belford did us no favors en route to Oxford. But summit winds were a bit gentler. About one hour to here from Belford. Views were wonderful.
Climbed in combination with Mount Belford having left Vegas noon the prior day.
A 1.5 hour added to our hike to bag an extra peak. Good times and great weather. A significant amount of people and dogs made some parts slow going, but that's the weekend.
Hit Belfiord and did the jaunt to Oxy.
Ski descent in combo with Belford. Not much of a ski, there are better routes if you are willing to drop a lot of elevation (and thus gain it all back going over Belford), but with weather rolling in I tried to stay higher.
Climbed two 14ers with some great company on Saturday. Starting at 5AM from the Missouri Gulch trailhead we made the summit of Mount Belford around 12PM. I went on to solo neighboring Mount Oxford and had to reclimb Belford on my way back. Made it back to the trailhead at 5:30 making this a very long day. 11 miles roundtrip with 6000 ft. of elevation gain over 12 hours.
This is a neat high-altitude traverse from mt. Belford. The 700' loss/gain is quick but kinda a unique workout at 13,000!
Belford & Oxford (#2 and 3)
Climbed Belford and Oxford in fresh fall snow conditions.
Nice easy hike from Elkhead Pass.
Camped overnight south of Elkhead Pass. Went back up the pass and climbed this after Belford in the same day. Heading back up to the ridge of Belford from Oxford was pretty steep.
Last trace of snow on the trail.