|Peak:||Mt. Oxford (14er)|
|Route:||From Mt. Belford|
|Date of Information:||08/28/2011|
Trail to Oxford from Belford is clear and in great shape. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back up Belford again. It was starting to sprinkle as I was coming down, and there were still a lot of people no doubt stuck up in the saddle or on one of the two summits when I started seeing lightning hit nearby.
NOTE: Missouri Gulch TH is REALLY hard to see at night, the sign is tucked away in the aspens on the left side of the road coming in from 24. If you drove past the Vicksburg Museum sign, you just went past it, so make a u-turn and the TH will be on the right, after the wooden fence. Otherwise, the turn off looks no different from a campsite.
Pic 1 = easy to see by day, impossible to see at night TH sign.
Pic 2 = Oxford from Belford Summit
Pic 3 = start of saddle trail
Pic 4 = Belford from Oxford Summit
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