How to get there:
See the description under Mount Belford. Route description:
We walked from the Belford side of the ridge connecting
Mount Oxford and Mount Belford at an easy and well marked
trail down to Elkhead pass. From here more elavation is lost
as we drop into the Elkhead basin to the bottom of the
obvious scree and grass slope leading to the Missouri
Mountain north-west ridge. Climbers can hike directly to this
point from the trailhead in Vicksburg instead of climbing
Mount Belford first (as we did, see information on Mount Belford).
The Missouri Mountain north-west ridge has some entertaining
light scramble if one decides to stay on the (very) top of
the ridge. Most people bypass this challenge by staying right
of the main obstacles.
as seen from near Elkhead Pass (the connecting saddle to Mount Belford).
south-west from Elkhead Pass. The distinct ridge in the center is
un-named, its left (highest) peak 4195 m. The rounded peak further
right is Emerald Peak 4238 m. The long ridge connecting these peaks
is part of the Continental Divide.