Peak:  Bard Peak (13er)
 Route:  via Parnassus
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  madadraw1
 Date of Info:  06/17/2020
 Date Posted:  06/18/2020

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.

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