12/15/06 - Climbed Woods, Parnassus and Bard from Watrous Gulch.
1/6/16 - Winter loop over Woods, Parnassus, Bard, Robeson & Engelmann from Ruby Creek.
From Herman TH, not much snow at all, easy hiking, strong wind, went up Parnassus, onto Bard, then continued to Robeson, retraced back and returned (had to rehike Bard and Parnassus) over Woods and Machebeuf. Easy bushwasck back down to the trail.
Amazing blue sky day with the dogs! Cold as heck up top but warm and sunny below 12k or so. Scary dry in the high country, though. With Mikey plus Logan, Jackson and Gabby. Great day!
Meetup.com hike with Leonard, his dog, Maya & Bernice. This was the last of the five peaks we climbed this day. It was my second time on Woods this year, and third overall. We saw no other hikers, it looked like they were going to Parnassus. We took one last break and then headed down over Point 12730 and back into Ruby Creek. My legs and feet were pissed off, which means it was a very good day for hiking.
Just an easy outing on a rest day.
CMC Ararat training hike. This was second time on Woods. There were 4 of us. It started out a little cloudy, but then the sun came out and it turned out to be a glorious day in the mountain. We headed over to Machebeuf afterward.
Nice potential ski lines
Afterwards ascended Mt Machebeuf (12,805') before descending Watrous Gulch.
Came up Watrous Gulch to saddle with Parnassus. Barely had time to tag the summit before weather started to come in. Did this with Deb.
I wanted to do another mountain but the wind made me change plans. Full TR: http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2012/11/woods-mountain.html
Tacked this on after Mt Parnassus
Started from Herman Gulch, wrapped around Parnassus and up the SW slopes of Bard. Followed the ridge on over Parnassus, over to Woods, over to Machebeuf, then bushwhacked back down to the Watrous Gulch/Bard Trail Intersection. Nice loop, easy terrain.
Geting ready for winter, nice hike before storm.
Second hike at altidude since having my baby and it was a butt-kicker because of all of the snow! We should have had snowshoes! Tons of post-holing after the trail ended. We bailed around 12,300. Next time I go for this one, I am going to add Parnassus.
Watrous Gulch to Hermans Gulch via Woods.
Machebeuf, Woods and Parnassus on this day. Climbed with Aaron and Ellen, Randy and Sharon, my "usual suspect" companions. We would have tried for Bard also, but we were too tired to go for it.
Rkymtn and I headed up Woods from UN 12,805 en route to Parnassus. An excellent outing overall. We made quick work of the loop and avoided the afternoon storms.
Haliku and I headed up Woods from point 12,805' (aka Machebeuf) en route to Parnassus. It was great to be out and we managed to make good time to avoid afternoon t-storms.
W/Parnasus on an extremely day!
We first climbed Watrous Gulch to Woods via the SE ridge from the Parnassas saddle. We then traversed SW over to 12805. We then followed the ridge west to the Pettingell saddle where we met the Contential Divide trail. We followed this trail down into Herman Gulch for the return to the trailhead.