Peak:  Mt. Belford (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Dex
 Date of Info:  05/12/2013
 Date Posted:  05/13/2013

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

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