Up from Sylvia to Pyramid then along the ridge connecting Pyramid - Agassiz - Price. From Price down to Lyons Lake and then back to Sylvia. Way fun adventure of a ridge with overhangs, peaklets, knobs, pine labrynths, and views to absorb. Good times with J.A. Agassiz was the best part.
traverse from Price Pk, via the "Desolation Crest Traverse" from Bayview TH @ Emerald Bay
Part of crystal range traverse
A fun day of snowshoeing from Wrights Lake Rd. Trip Report
right after the storm accompanied by the cold snap, stepped out of the car at Lyon's Lake TH to 31 degrees F and a cloudless day. 3-6 inches of snow on approach, some very crusty sections, frozen snowmelt streams with water seen running underneath (very trippy). LOTTA wind near and at the summit; summit block and the way up to it covered with snow, and my companions left for lunch rather than spotting me for the descent. good times.
Nice acclimatization hike in preparation of Whitney/Muir dayhike on 9/15.
Climbed together with Mount Price. A very impressive looking summit. Also very windy on top.
Tagged it after Price. Returned to the ridge east of Smith Lake and traversed along the ridge to Blue Mountain. Very cloudy, but no precipitation.
Fun climb across the Crystal Range!
cool summit block
Glen Alpine is a pretty sweet way into Desolation-quick too!
Bagged this with Kane on the way back down from Price. Cross country to Smith Lake where Kane fell and broke his arm. The views on this hike make it well worth doing.
Climbed as part of 1-day Dicks>Jacks>Price>Agassiz>Pyramid link up.
Climbed from Sylvia Lake. Didn't see a soul the entire day.
A Sierra Club outing. We decided to climb Mt. Price first via Lyons Lake. This route is better than ascending Agassiz from Sylvia Lake as one avoids ascending a steep screen slope. Elapsed time for both peaks was 8 hrs 40 min.
Great but tough trip with my 11 year old son, WHAT A STUD (takes after his dad LOL).
Climbed several times from Mt Price. Summit block is interesting and looks really cool from Price.
I took the long easy trail to Slyvia Lake and headed up the west slope going cross country, picking my way up the easiest way. I got on the west saddle of the peak and followed it to the summit block. Great rock formations at the top to explore.
From west side of Lake Aloha climbed up ridge towards 9696 (between Agassiz & Pyramid). Traversed right on east face of slope to summit of Crystal Range at ridge "bump" between 9696 and Agassiz (class 3 scramble). Traversed northwest on west face of Crystal Range slope until at bottom of Agassiz overhang. Cut left along overhang (class 3 scramble) until you find notch with old pine tree. Slipped through notch to back side of Agassiz overhang, turned right and found summit boulders to climb up onto the top.
Great July 4 hike - not too many folks off the trails - great weather - endless talus. Summit block more interesting than most.
Trip report is on summitpost here