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HalikuWatrous Gulch Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Haliku

Rkmtn and I made it a 3-fer with Parnassus. My Denali acclimation made this a nice, but steep, hike.
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Watrous Gulch Variation 30 July 2005

A very direct route. The slope is steep but fairly easy to pick a path as its mostly grass and soil instead of talus and scree. A great route for an outdoor stairsteper workout.

Due the steepness I came down via the valley between Bard and Parnassus and then picked up the Bard trail back to the TH thus circumnavigating around the mountain.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 10:29 am

rkymtnWatrous Gulch Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

rkymtn

Headed up with Haliku from Woods after hitting point 12,805' (aka Machebeuf). Enjoyed the views, the company, and the quick descent. Great day in the mountains!
Posted Jun 14, 2009 10:27 pm

heather14Waltrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008

heather14

W/Wood on an extremely windy day!
Posted Nov 2, 2008 8:24 pm

Pete Castriconewith Bard Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

Pete Castricone

Started from Exit 218 at 10:15 am. Raced up Watrous Gulch to beat the predicted afternoon storm and reached Parnassus at 12:25 pm. Considered my escape options before heading to Bard Peak. Ended up running to Bard's summit as a white cloud buried Woods and Parnassus. I stood on Bard for one minute, ran over to its east summit as the flurries came in, then started a direct descent down one of the basins and into the trees. Using my trusty compass and some very faint trail remnants, I ended up at Bakersville (exit 221) and had to walk 3 miles up I-70. I completely avoided the storm, but I would rather have gotten a little cold and wet than walk up I-70 uphill into a headwind! Back to my car at 3:45 pm.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 11:14 am

Sarah SimonWatrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Sarah Simon

We took the Stairstepper of Doom (southwest ridge) to the summit and descended via the saddle with woods. Great day, no weather threat, but the haze from the California wildfires cut the views considerably. Hiking partners: Rico's CMC outing.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 10:25 am

GeorgeJamesWatrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

GeorgeJames

A nice place to be on a great day! A steep one, not much trail above treeline, decent terrain though. Over to Bard from here, descended down the valley between the two, all the way down to I-70. Had to hike a couple miles along the highway to get back to the Herman Gulch TH, which was not nearly as bad as I had imagined. Very few other people on these peaks for a Sunday in summer.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 12:25 pm

Jeremy HakesCold, windy, snowy  Sucess!

Jeremy Hakes

Not a pleasant place to be in horrendous wind.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 11:43 am

SarahThompsonWatrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2006

SarahThompson

Parnassus, Bard & Woods make a reasonable hike nearly any time of the year.
Posted Apr 14, 2008 11:11 am

MountainHikerCOHerman Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

MountainHikerCO

We first climbed Parnassus from the Herman Gulch trailhead, then over to Bard. For the return we dropped down to a trail that stays on the I-70 side of the mountain until it gets back to Watrous Gulch. We returned to Parnassus (without Bard) on 9-16-06, 12-9-06 & 12-16-06, for it's easy access as a training hike.
Posted Mar 19, 2008 9:43 pm

MattKParnassus to Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

MattK

Dog and I. Also grabbed Woods.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 6:17 pm

Steven CrossGood hike before work  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Steven Cross

Beautiful day to escape the heat for a few hours. Was a bit chilly on top. Rushed down to get to work by 3:20pm.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 9:59 pm

boisedocquick outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2000

boisedoc

nice quick little outing from Denver
Posted Jul 6, 2007 5:04 pm

Chad CouchWatrous Gulch
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Chad Couch

Left trailhead at 7:10, reached summit at 9:45. Beautiful hike, not much of a trail up to the saddle. Just make your own way.
Posted Jun 24, 2007 1:10 pm

GahugafugaWatrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007

Gahugafuga

I'm a little bit shocked that we didn't posthole down the entire Gulch at 2PM on a warm spring day. But not disappointed.
Posted Apr 26, 2007 12:19 pm

Foxy Long BottomsWatrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007

Foxy Long Bottoms

Headed straight up the hill.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 9:55 am

Brian KaletNorthwest Ridge (ascent); West Gully (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

Brian Kalet

From Woods Mountain. Trip Report
Posted Apr 17, 2007 12:10 pm

Eric HolleBardnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2007

Eric Holle

Climbed with Bard peak to finish a hike that was started last week. Great glissade from the saddle to get back to I-70.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 4:00 am

shanahan96dec climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

shanahan96

climbed with jamie. there was a beaten path through the snow lower down and none above treeline. pretty tired and worn down today.

jamie
Posted Dec 15, 2006 5:52 pm

chicagotransplant"Barnassoods" Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2006

chicagotransplant

Climbed solo with Bard Peak and Woods Mtn the Sunday after Thanksgiving to burn off that Turkey. Snowy cold morning gave way to a windy cold afternoon. Not too much snow above treeline but snowshoes came in handy below.
Posted Nov 27, 2006 3:15 pm

AndyNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006

Andy

Climbed with brenta on cold, snowy, and breezy day. The altitude really seemed to affect me for some reason.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 5:51 pm

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