|Peak:||Mt. Belford (14er)|
|Date of Info:||05/12/2013|
I did Belford on 5.12 it was a bit of a slog - a little rain at the parking lot.
There was snow on the switchbacks and a lot after the creek crossing. The snow was soft in the morning. After the trees the snow wasn't too deep hard and a the trail easy to follow to the base of Belford. Again on Belford the snow was soft - I went straight up. On the way down the wasn't any post holing (I was wearing snow shoes) until you get to the decline after the 'cabin'. Then I sank down a lot.
The snow was melting fast and if this warm weather holds it will be different.
Missouri looked dangerous from Belford peak - if there was a place for snow to slide you could see where snow had slid - even on the standard route