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.
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.