w/ B. Gibbs
[4:45am M. Gulch TH, 7:45am Belford summit, 9:00am Oxford Summit, 10:15am Belford Summit(x2), 12:15pm TH]
Lots of fun glisades between summit and saddle both ways. Did Belford then the Ox via Missouri Gulch. Made camp at the cabin Friday night. I'll be back a 3rd time to get big MO. . .
The date is a guess - it was sometime before I graduated. Linked Oxford and Belford.
Fairly easy climb.
With my daughter and dog.
Cold start....but a great day. Perfect weather and great hiking partners (Alan and Scout) made it a wonderful experience.
Long but fun day. 11 hours for our Belford/Oxford combo.
Climbed this one from Belford in the middle of the night under a full moon! No headlamp was needed! At the summit, an owl swooped right over me!
First duo nearly whooped me! Great climbing partners kept me going. Grateful for an early start which allowed us to see the BIG thunderstorm in the rearview mirror as we drove east out of Clear Creek Canyon. #8 and #9!
My wife and I hiked Mt. Oxford via Mt. Belford from the Missouri Gulch trail head for our 4th and 5th 14ers and first double. We got caught by grapple snow on the return to Belford and then rain as we descended via Elkhead Pass.
Part of a long Missouri, Oxford, Belford combo from Pine Creek Trail.
Via Missouri Gulch and over Belford. Good times!
Easy climb over from Belford - but a long pull on the way out. Great camp at Vicksburg the night before we climbed. Not so many people back then. A big dog - from whereabouts unknown, came to visit our campfire. Really fine memories of these Sawatch peaks.
This was my fifth climb of Belford & Oxford.
This was my first climb of Belford & Oxford. I came down Belford Gulch with someone I met on the trail rather than go back over Belford. There was a trail which faded out. We then got to bushwack back along the creek to the bridge on the Missouri Gulch trail. I wouldn't recommend this return unless it was to escape some lightning.
I climbed the three peaks, Belford, Oxford and Missouri in a long day, Nice country up there.
Did the duo....what a slog!
Bagged after a long morning trying to get motivated while sitting in our tent after camping near the summit of Belford. The winds were herendous. 60-70mph continuous wind and freezing temps. Had to stop and rub our noses to avoid frostbite. Went with Brian Smith from the Mountain Madness 2007 Everest Summit Team. Sprained my ankle on the way down. Never let your partner use your trekking poles for tent anchors! I could have used them on the way down but the locks were lost in the snow or the wind. Other than that, GOOD TYMES!
Traversed over from Belford and back on a windy, cloudless day. The hike back up to Belford is steep and demanding, like many others have mentioned. It worked me pretty good too. Another great day in the Sawatch.