Ascent of Oxford Peak on 2017-03-25

Climber: Dustin Erickson

Date:Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Oxford Peak
    Elevation:9282 ft / 2829 m

Ascent Trip Report

From New Canyon road, just before the gate. Rain the day before followed by a hard freeze led to very consolidated and solide snow as I jsut wandered throught the increasingly nice and sometimes very mature forests angling towards the west ridge where I eventually donned snowshoes for the sometimes drifted sometimes very icy ridge tot the top. Didnt see any winter entries! Charged down the bowl seeing one of the largest cornice collapses I have ever encountered. Eventually saw some tracks and looked off to my right to see a bobcat at the edge of the glade ~50 yards away. Wandered down the narrow limestone cliff lined canyon crossing on dubious snow bridges multiple times. Came across a dead furruginous hawk and then a quick hike down and out. Great peak that actually hase alot of possibilities for fun ski descents for those that are so inclined.
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