Peak:  Mt. Belford (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  KymbreInDaWild
 Date of Info:  03/22/2014
 Date Posted:  03/25/2014

The road to Missouri Gulch TH isn't passable beyond about 4 miles from the TH. If you are daring, try, and get stuck, a fantastic towing company is Gunsmoke Towing from BV :-)

Trail up to the stream crossing had been post-holed (thank you whoever man-handled that snow!) and my partner and I packed it down more with skis. Reached Missouri Gulch Basin, the area of avy danger, and turned back due to very poor snow conditions and a beacon out of batteries at 11,000'.

What a beautiful area. The skin up and ski down was a blast, although cut short. Definitely would recommend strapping on snow shoes or skis, the trail is packed now but the base is wonderfully deep.

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