|Peak:||Bard Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||06/17/2020|
Still snow on Parnassus-Bard saddle -- mostly on the Parnassus side and can't see it from Parnassus summit, can't see until you are upon it. Took south face of Bard down to Bard Trail. Made for a nice loop. Extra 300-500ft gain when Bard Trail meets up with creek, but really nice views after this, worth it. This extra gain started with 2-3 small snow patches walkable in boots. Towards the top about 30 yards of snow to cross -- this part steeper, just under 30 degrees (no traction or axe is fine but poles helped). See Climb13ers website for suggested descent off Bard. Around 4500ft gain, 9 mi RT for the loop, both peaks.