Kessler, Shaylee, Kimberly and I set off for a climb of Pyramid Peak in the Flat Tops today. We got a fairly late start, but the weather was good.
We didn’t find the correct start of the trail (on the way back we learned that the sign was missing) so we bushwhacked up the slope to find it. It was slow going and it took us a while to cover only a short distance, but we found our way to the trail after 30 minutes.
We continued up the trail at a much faster pace and had a break at a saddle where we got our first really good view of Pyramid Peak. We continued up the trail and spent some extra time climbing two nearby peaks (one of which was a rough scramble) before making our final approach to Pyramid Peak. We scrambled up the Southeast Ridge of Pyramid Peak and found that the last section of the ridge was quite interesting.
We didn’t spend that much time since our side trips to the other nearby peaks ate up quite a bit of time and it was already getting fairly late. By then the kids were pretty tired so we set off down the mountain for the long walk back to the trailhead.
It was a good climb, but since we climbed three peaks, it was a long day.
As green as can be in the Flat Tops after maybe the wettest June in 20 years. This is a great summit and only 30 mins from my front door.
Had the trail/summit to ourselves. Perfect weather day. The summit log hadn't been signed for weeks. Did a little route finding and bushwacking the last mile or so of the hike. Made for a fun and interesting day! Recommended for a casual day hike.