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 Peak:  Mt. Parnassus (13er)
 Route:  From Urad Mine/Woods TH
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  IHikeLikeAGirl
 Date of Information:  03/24/2012
 Date Posted:  03/25/2012
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Most of the ridge for Englemann-Robeson-Bard-Parnassus-Woods, is dry. Ridge from Bard to Parnassus has a couple of snow fields, but an ice ax was not necessary, if you stick to the ridge proper. Very little snow in the area, above treeline. Below treeline, we encountered thigh deep snow to bare dirt. The east, NE, north, and NW faces had quite a bit of snow, especially on Woods Mtn. Used snowshoes down in the trees, micro spikes were nice at times, but you could get away without them. Ice axe needed, depending on route choices. Careful of route choice, especially descending Woods Mtn. Impromptu shear tests on north/NW faces proved that there were weak layers.



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