Second of 3 mountains today, had a bit of an epic from waverly getting down due to thunderstorms but the present company with me made the day bright.
Missouri, Belford, and Oxford in one day. This was my second attempt at bagging all three in one day. Oxford is number twenty.
Climbed from Elkhead Pass after climbing Missouri, Iowa, and Emerald. Followed it up with Belford to bag 5 peaks for the day.
I meet the best people hiking. My buddy and I happened upon two great guys at our chosen campsite, and hiked with them all day. The brought excellent snacks, Irish whiskey for the summit toast, and plenty of sophomoric jokes. Thank goodness for oxygen deprivation!
Met a young girl on the summit who had hiked in jeans. All the other climbers on the peak voted to give her extra credit for that!
I summited Oxford via the west ridge coming off Belford`s summit on a glorious (mild weather) day. Had nice views of Plata and Harvard.
Windy ridge and summit!
Did the three-mountain traverse, car to car in 11 hours and 36 minutes.
with Belford: it was an amazing day!!
Descended Belford Gulch. We found the remnants of an old miners trail just below timberline which we followed as best as we could for the descent.
A little cold and windy but wonderful
did all three that day, Belford, Oxford, Missouri. That last hump back over Belford was HARD. But I still wish I was 19 again. So much energy back then!
Incredible blessing to not only be successful on my 1st 14er, but to bag 2(5900 ft.)...now let's keep it up!
Long day solo including Belford, all together one of the best days of my life.
Even with these two mtns. climbed together, I still summitted Oxford seperately, Belford twice obvisouly. There were a few people up there. Belford looks nice from Oxford's summit.
Oxford made it an even dozen for me on total 14ers!
Takes about an hour round trip from Belford. Pretty easy rigde line with no real exposure. Only risk would be storms, as I know people who have dropped directly off the summit to escape. The always ends with bushwacking of some kind.
A must do with Oxford obviously- Did Peck's Peak along the same ridge that day also.
made the traverse in a little less than an hour, great view of harvard