Coming back up the saddle to Belford is tough!
Both with Rhett
Second time up, windy but clear fall day, not much snow on the trail yet.
With Megan and Katie, both 12. A mtn named (I presume) after my alma mater. Glad to see that nobody has seen fit to burden the Collegiates with a Mt Cambridge... Camped in Missouri Gulch; an early morning trip across Belf and Oxf.
Shavano Tabeguache on Saturday, Belford and Oxford on Sunday. The saddle was deeper than it seemed/
13th 14er this year.
Belford, Oxford, Missouri combo.
It was a long back to the car after summiting Oxford, but a great day.
1.5 hours each way from/to Belford. Beautiful day but very windy going up Oxford from ridge. Oxford summit was the windiest of the entire day.
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.
6/26/05 - Standard route over Belford.
3/17/12 - Insanely easy winter ascent via the standard route. Drove all the way to the TH. Never used snowshoes!
not the easiest day with deep snow in unexpected places above treeline. took 2.5 hrs to wallow from belford to oxford through crotch deep snow. flurries on oxford's summit, a great feeling!
First summits of the 2012 year for me. What a fantastic winter day it was. Two 14ers and great views
A death slog to and from Belford after hitting Missouri first thing in the am.
Very windy on the ridge from Belford. Nice weather even though it was supposed to be rough.
After doing Belford a few years ago, but not bagging Oxford, it was time to get Oxford. Headed up the standard route of Belford and then made the traverse over to Oxford. On the return, instead of going back over Belford we headed down to Elkhead Pass and then down the whole length of Missouri Gulch. While longer it is far less steep. If I was do do either of these peaks I'd probably go up this route. In addition to being less steep, it was far less crowded.
This finishes my Sawatch 14ers. Beautiful Day.