Posted On: 2016-05-21, By: benglish
Info: Trail is mostly dry for 1st mile. Switched to skins and had continuous snow to the summit. The snow in the trees softened significantly so you'll want flotation.
|2012-06-14||Route: SW Slopes from Herman Gulch TH
Posted On: 2012-06-16, By: Derek
Info: A couple downed trees along the Bard Trail (as it wraps south around Parnassus) but clear the rest of the way. No snow at all, even the slopes up to Bard. Nice route, although a leg burner the last 1500-2000 feet. Starting from this TH makes it easy to combo with Parnassus and Woods.
|2012-04-01||Route: Bakerville Bushwhack
Posted On: 2012-04-02, By: Wyoming Bob
Info: Dry from start to half way to treeline; then snow 8" to 24" (trench in place compliments of two guys just ahead of me); rest steppin‘ snow ribbon to 200 vertical shy of saddle, 75 yard gap, then snow to saddle; dry to summit Trip narrative link here with photos for those interested.
|2012-03-24||Route: Woods/Urad Mine
Posted On: 2012-03-24, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: 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 on the descent. Impromptu shear tests on north/NW faces proved that there were weak layers.