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gregliefWonderful views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012


I had the trail to myself this morning, except for a few mosquitoes at the trailhead. At the summit, it was breezy enough to keep them at bay. Great views from Mount Hood to the Three Sisters.
Posted Aug 4, 2013 8:39 pm

rmick25Worst skeeters ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008


Had grand idea of not bringing a tent and bivying on the summit. Ended up with millions of skeeters tormenting throughout the night on the worst bivy ledge ever. Got of route at night and didn't find summit till morning. Hard to believe
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:56 pm

cjwhatPretty trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007


Went up trail with Jill. Few mosquitoes, trail in good shape. Two blowdowns across trail. The views are great on a clear day.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 9:33 pm

outdoorgirlThree in a Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


What great fun -to get to all three pyramids in a day! Goals are good, and so exciting when accomplished!:) Would like to go back and spend a little more time exploring this area...
Posted May 2, 2006 2:53 am

Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Pyramids Trail Date Climbed: Oct. 8th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

Colleen & I tagged all three Pyramid summits today starting with the North Pyramid, then back to the Middle Pyramid, then on to the South Pyramid. The day stayed dry but the ceiling was low making it not very ideal for picture taking. I would have liked to create Mountain pages for the North & South Pyramids but I'm not happy with the pics I took...

The routes off to the North & South from the Middle are ridge scrambles, the North being the easiest. It was an eight-hour day for us including "dillydally" time. The total route consisted of about (7) miles with a total of 3000' elevation gain. We'll definitely do it again.

Posted Oct 13, 2005 8:53 am

Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Middle Pyramid Trail Date Climbed: May 29th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

The ceiling hovered at about 4700'. We never saw the top from below. We were hoping the clouds would lift but they never did. We set out to tag all three summits but only tagged the Middle Pyramid. We headed to the North Pyramid from the Middle via the North Pyramid trail but it took us down. We turned around after dropping 1300' in less than a mile. We plan to come back soon, but on a more clear day. We'll use the Middle Pyramid trail to the Middle Pyramid and tag the South & North Pyramid via the ridges.
Posted Jun 8, 2005 9:15 am

cmc56789Route Climbed: pyramids trail Date Climbed: June 16, 2004  Sucess!


I did this on a warm cloudless day. I ran into snow that was pretty steep on the short north facing section of the trail, which made things a little interesting. The trail appears to be in better shape now. It wasn't overgrown, but there were a few trees down, only one of which was tricky to get around. The old growth and views from Mount Adams to Diamond Peak were great. Lots of clearcuts to the west however. I am not really a fan of clearcuts. Aside from that it was a great and rewarding hike.
Posted Jun 17, 2004 4:39 am

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Pyramids Trail Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Minor epic on this one. The trail was overgrown and sloshy with intermittent snow. Before I hit the junction of trails at the summit ridge, I hit steep snow and decided to try to scramble across the false summit pinnacle. Bad idea. Went from third to fourth class and had to downclimb. Slipped a few times and ended up dangling over a ledge hanging on to a bent over tree. Would have been comical if I hadn't been alone with a few hundred feet of exposure below me. Managed to downclimb and found myself on the other side of the ridge. Now completely turned around I luckily ended up on the trail. Followed it to the summit. On the descent, I came to a steep snowfield that I had to kick steps into and use my trekking poles as an ice axe to cross. Sad to say this 4 mile round trip took me about 4 hours to do. I got back to my Jeep covered in mud, full of bruises and scratches and wet from snow. Ugh. Can't say I recommend this hike unless it's snowfree and the trail is better maintained.
Posted Aug 9, 2002 2:20 pm

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