Pretty strong west winds made the run from Parker quick. I squatted east and west humps looking for summit register while lenticular clouds built up. Dumb slog but cool views.
Full moon overnight backpack to Mono Pass (after watching the pilot of LOST :))
Then a day trip to Parker/Wood.
Pics and commentary are here.
Day 3 of the Sierra Challenge, part of a large loop around Alger Lake area, coming from Blacktop Peak to the south, then Kuna, Koip, and Parker. Trip Report
Lovely summit, and wonderful ski.
from parker lake TH... beautiful day with some folks fr tahoe.. variable conditions
SE bowl.. once down lower decided to climb some other inviting line and take a 2nd lap.. big day
From Parker Lake TH. 1st day: Hiked up Parker Creek (wasn't sure it could be done- no beta back in '81). Camped near Parker Pass trail. 2nd Day: Up and over Koip Peak, Parker Peak and finally Mt Wood. Went down a chute to the east that starts just left of the summit (looking down). Easy at first, then gets narrower and steeper as one descends. I worried about getting cliffed out and benighted, but the difficulty was never harder than class 3. Got lost at night amongst the Parker Canyon moraines and cattle trails. Arrived back at the TH at about 10:30pm.
Obviously, moose tracks and cp DID NOT have their skis with them! The views during winter are fantastic and the ski runs are world class. Great day!
Got chased off by thunderstorms on the way down. What a choss pile!
Solo, after bagging Parker Peak with DB. While Parker had exceptional views, Wood was barely worth doing.
Did you go to the east summit overlooking Mono Basin? That's got some good views.
In conjunction with a few other peaks in the area. Trip Report
From Silver Lake