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.
Dog and I. Also hiked up Parnassus.
BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH A BEAUTIFUL ESCORT!!! VIEW WAS INCREDIBLE (NOT JUST THE MOUNTIAN... YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MORE CLIMBS EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE THAN THIS ONE BUT WOODS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL SPOT IN MY HEART!
Did this one before work. Windy and cold on top. Went up the eastern ridge and decended the western ridge.
Machbeuf and Parnassus. Great loop trip. Fun day.
En route to Mount Parnassus. Trip Report
Hiked up Woods from something else (maybe point 12,805) and descended Herman Gulch.
Climbed solo with Mt Parnassus and Bard Peak the Sunday after Thanksgiving to burn off those turkey calories. Day got progressively better after some snow squalls earlier. Windy on the summit though! The clouds started to break enough to get some good views from the summit.
Cut through the trees (which was a mistake) from Herman Gulch and postholed our way above treeline. If nothing else, the variation was a good workout. Great views from the summit. Hiked w/MJP on her b-day.
Wasn't sure to hike over this first or go hit Parnassius & Bard first. Glad I left this little 'hill' for last. makes for a nice loop coming back from its higher neighbors. Snow was pretty crappy (soft, greasy and grapple) but at least I had previous tracks to follow in.
Great snow conditions, nice weather, beautiful views made for a great training/get back in shape hike
I hiked Woods Mountain with the Colorado Mountain Club. At the time, this was the highest peak I had climbed.
A great outing. The snow was firm and made going easy. Managed to get this one in before work one day. Used Watrous Gulch for the hike.
The summit was a cold one and it snowed briefly. What a great day in the hills.