I took a few days off work to get away from it all and climb some mountains.
Three days and five 14ers added to my list. Pretty awesome week!
On the first day I climbed three:
- Mt Belford 14,203
- Mt Oxford 14,160
- Missouri Mt 14,074
- Total length 16.4 miles
- Elevation gain 7,333 ft
Managed to get to the Belford right before sunrise. It is an awesome experience to see sun rising from the tallest mountains on this continent. You should try sometime, but if cannot then see it via my photos!
Sun was rising right above Mt Oxford and to the right you can see Mt Harvard.
Mt Oxford was second, which requires to drop into saddle about 700 feet down and then gradually make back up to the top. I’m pointing to the Mt Belford… where I just came from.
Mt Belford and Mt Oxford usually combined into one climb (to get to Oxford you have to first do Belford), but Missouri Mt is slightly off to the side but does share the same trailhead and there is way to connect to it from the Mt Belford so I decided do all 3 at the same time! On the 3rd photo right above my head is La Plata Peak… and to the left is Huron Peak.
You might notice that in every photo I have different look, at sunrise 5 layers, on second a bit warmer and 4 layers, and then finally middle of the day only one layer… temperatures swing good 40+ degrees up there!
Next is… which mountain?
My ride that got me to the trail head @t.the.yota