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 Peak(s):  Mt. Belford  -  14,197 feet
Mt. Oxford  -  14,153 feet
 Post Date:  03/12/2012
 Date Climbed:   03/10/2012
 Posted By:  maverick_manley

 Belford to Oxford Traverse – Winter 3/10/2012   

There's a recent TH / road conditions update here too - that would've helped my planning immensely. http://www.summitpost.org/belford-to-oxford-traverse-winter-3-10-2012/780886
 


  • Comments or Questions
d_baker


appetizer     2012-03-13 06:43:26
Poor rabbit, tricks are for kids. Maybe the bear is lodging in Vicksburg for the winter?
Thanks for posting!


AndYouSeeMe


Skiing with 70lbs!!     2012-03-13 10:54:40
Wow, I can only imagine how tough that must have been, and how comical it must have looked as well!

Great job getting back on the horse, Prakash!


ap snow


Great job!     2012-03-13 14:48:01
Thanks for the write up! I was wondering if some bears would start poking around soon.


kushrocks


So     2012-03-13 17:15:42
Do you think I could make it to the trailhead in a small 4x4 suv this weekend? Thanks for the updated info thats a big help.


maverick_manley


Rabbit stew     2012-03-13 21:04:29
Darin... he probably has a cozy setup by now... there didn't seem to be much human traffic in the area since Jan.
Aaron, I'm glad you weren't around to get any pics this time. It warn't pretty.
Austin, my rainfly rustling in the wind kept me up all night... the critter kept me playing scenes in my head of how I would heroically defend myself (by urinating profusely in his direction) when attacked.
Kush - I think yes. Snow is a little deep on the sides for the last mile. You should be golden if you keep the vehicle steady right down the middle of the road. Besides it's melting fast and I'm sure it will be a lot drier if you head up this weekend.

Thanks for the comments


USAKeller


Nice job Prakash!     2012-03-13 21:31:29
Those look just a dry as when we were up there in January. Nice TR and pics!


Kevin Baker


thanks for the visual     2012-03-13 22:14:05
Glad you made the trip even though you didn't get any takers, Prakash. You really made great time and it looks like quite a wallow beyond the track. No trench poaching asterisk next to your winter ascent!


maverick_manley


Caroline / Kevin     2012-03-14 13:26:28
Thanks for the beta you guys posted. I even managed to find a dry patch for my tent... felt like I was camping in fall. Nice work on Unc. I also carried my skis to the Notch there. Skis saved me a ton of time on the descent on that route.



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