|Peak:||Mt. Oxford (14er)|
|Route:||From Mt. Belford|
|Date of Information:||05/01/2012|
From Trailhead to treeline: Dry ground the first half of the trail. The second half was crusty/consolidated snow in the morning, but slushy (still consolidated) snow in the afternoon. Postholed once or twice. Microspikes would have been somewhat valuable, but I didn‘t waste the time putting them on and off even though I had them in my pack (i.e., not necessary).
From Treeline to Belford: Mostly wind-blown and snow free! Only a couple patches of snow to cross.
From Belford to Oxford: Almost no snow at all that wasn‘t easily avoidable. I do recall one patch a short ways from the Belford summit that had to be crossed in order to stay on the trail, but that was about it!
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