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14 NRs Belford, Oxford, and Missouri Mountain Fourteener Weekend

  • Jul 18, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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We will go for a three-fer this weekend: Belford and Oxford peaks, and Missouri Mountain, in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.   Plan is to car camp at Vicksburg site (across road from the Trailhead) or at a group size spot WEST of there on Chaffee County Road 390.  

I will be there Friday morning to find a group size spot, watch for Orange WSA Signs.  

The turnoff to get to CR 390 is 4.3 miles south of US 24-Colorado 82 intersection. (about halfway between Leadville (19 miles north) and Buena Vista (15 miles south). Drive 7.7 miles west to Vicksburg.

These hikes for FIT MEMBERS ONLY, 5:30 AM hike start time (subject to change earlier if late afternoon weather expected).  

We will hike Belford and Oxford peaks on Saturday, 11 miles round trip and notable (meaning a lot!!) 5,900 feet of elevation.   

Missouri Mountain on Sunday for another (start 6:00 am) long hike of 10 miles and 4,450 elevation gain. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting you Lon, Chrissy and Chris.
    I had so much fun hiking with you and can't wait to return to Colorado. I will let you know my plans to return so we all can hike again!!!

    July 26, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    As the official, unofficial picnic planner- let's do a potluck dinner on Saturday evening at the campsite. Chrissy and I will grill Italian sausage and bring veggies and Hummus. If you would like to join in, simply reply to this post what you are bringing!

    July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will bring potato salad and a dessert....

      July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great meeting Chris, Chrissy and Lon and so much fun hiking with you. I can't wait to return to Colorado. Miss the mts. So much!! I will definitely keep in touch.

      July 26, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    T'was another GREAT "Peak-end"!!

    July 22, 2014

  • Suzy N.

    Wow, all of you rocked those mountains OUT! Congratulations! Glad everyone got up and back down safely. Great pics!

    July 21, 2014

  • Brenna O

    It was great to meet you Lon, christopher and chrissy. It was a awesome day even with the thunderstorm that held up for 1 hour but was still able to do all three 14ers peaks. The wildflowers in crested butte on sunday were spectular. A great weekend overall.

    July 20, 2014

  • Chrissy W.

    Tough day on Saturday but well worth it. It's always great spending time with those who love the outdoors!!! Thanks Sandy and Rebecca for flying all the way in from New York! It was great to meet you both :)

    July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since Brenna is doing a double shift on Friday, it is going to be late until we get there. We won't wake anybody up trying to make the group camp. Our plan is to do all 3 on Sat as the updated forecast looks good. Will see you on the trail somewhere. My cell is[masked] and will be on if there is reception on the routes.

    July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather report for Buena Vista/Leadville area forecasting possible afternoon Thunder storms in the afternoon Fri/Sat and Sun, generally around 2 pm. Be sure to pack GOOD rain gear. Will make decision on Friday on earlier start time so we can be heading down before then.

    July 15, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    Chrissy and I are leaving Thursday evening and returning on Sunday if anyone is looking for a ride. Also, not sure if any group meals are in the works, but we are bringing a portable grill and would be happy to contribute food any of the nights.

    1 · July 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Christopher, since you are going in Thursday, call me at[masked] so we can co-ordinate camping space plan. TY

      July 15, 2014

  • daniel lee w.

    Would love to be there, got a torn cartilage left knee. I would go just to camp and for the fun of it. Have fun and inspiration!

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • Doug Van E.

      Bummer for your knee too - you and Ridgway.

      July 14, 2014

  • Ridgway R.

    Banged up my knee MTB riding in Crested Butte, going to the doctor Friday, probably not a good idea to plan a climb. Darn.

    July 14, 2014

  • Beth

    I wish I could come on this trip. Alas, I'll be in Mississippi, getting high no doubt on all the oxygen.

    1 · July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And the humidity will aspirate your pores.......

      July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Welcome Ron. You are correct there is only 2wd to the TH/camping area. (Thanks for catching my prior reference error). Sounds like you and Brenna going for all 3 on Saturday, quite a feat with the additional miles and elevation. Appreciate learning route information from you for the Sunday hike to Missouri.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I sorta look at it saving 6.5 miles and 3000' of gain by combining all three.

      1 · July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lon, don't think there is 4wd up to the TH. The TH is fit for passenger car.

    I am committed to the second go round of 14ers being done differently or different route. If you don't mind, would it be all right if Brenna and I left earlier on Sat and gained Mo before Belford and Oxford? We would plan to catch up before your Oxford summit. Let me know if you are good with that.

    July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brenna, thanks for the inquiry, will confirm camping details soon but current thoughts are to car camp close to Winfield off Clear Creek Canyon Road (2wd). The location is close to accessing the 4wd road up to the TH. Friday night arrival to campsite is perfect as hiking the peaks on Saturday and Sunday.

    June 26, 2014

  • Brenna O

    Is the plan to do the mountains on saturday and sunday. Wondering because above it says the outing starts at 8:00 am Friday. I will not be able to arrive in leadville until friday evening after work. As anyone started to think or make plans where to stay friday and saturday night. Are people planning to camp both nights or get a hotel in leadville.

    June 25, 2014

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