Backpacked out from Echo Lake to Lake Aloha in 2.5hrs and made camp at Waca Lake. Hiked towards Pyramid Lake and up the creek towards the peak. Reached the unnamed lake at the base and scrambled up the east face. Gnarly climb up the steep face. Took some pictures at the top and glissaded back down to the unnamed lake. Took 2 hours to get to the top and 1.5 to get back.
Day trip with my bandmate Alex Keith. The clouds rolled in when we got to the top and I only had a sweat soaked t-shirt on. While it was awesome actually being inside a cloud, I was freezing!
Amazing trip though. I was incredibly sore afterwards. Mostly due to the downhill. My legs felt like fenceposts for about a week.
Steep, not so steep, then steep again, then talus. Very windy on top. 40+ people on the trail. 7/12 hrs. RT from Hwy. 50 taking it easy with time on top.
Great climb. Beautiful views of the Desolation Wilderness.
Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon/South East Trailhead. Day trip. 4,050 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.
Lost the trail several times, but managed to figure it out. Some of it was common sense, though. Took the Rocky Canyon route straight up. The one who said "if you find yourself bushwhacking, you're off the trail" was actually very helpful. Found myself bushwhacking a few times, so I back tracked a bit and found the trail. It was tricky at the base of the final peak. The snow hadn't completely melted and hid the trail. Quite slippery and probably a bit dangerous at that point. All in all, I would hike this again! Took about 5 hours total.
Great hike, but very windy at the top. Glad to have those little dugouts! Took the Rocky Canyon route.
From Twin Bridges. Wind really picked up after 10 AM. Probably 60+ mph the last 1000 ft. up. At the summit the wind subsided and the views were pretty nice.
Had a little difficulty on the return, cliffed out once, but backtracked, and all it all worked out peaches.
Up Rocky Canyon down to Aloha Lake. Took 2 hours and 10 minutes from Rocky Canyon. After Aloha Lake we descended via Horsetail Falls.
Easy climb from the Lyons Creek Trailhead. Was initially surprised upon first sight of the talus across the lake, but as we drew closer it became clear that it wasn't actually that steep.
traverse to price
Backpacked in on Saturday to around 8k and camped the night. Summited the next day from the South East Ridge.
Lots of boot pen occurred after noon but snow was firm before that. The first mile or so had no snow but it's important to find the trail to have an easy hike in and out.
Nice day with Todd, while staying at the Kyburz cabin.
Great workout! Nice to have this one.
From Twin Bridges TH
Climbed the rocky canyon route, trail was in much better condition than I thought it might be. Great day with beautiful views and clear skies. Minimal snow
Beautiful day for a day hike up from Horsetail Falls.
Pyramid, Aggasiz, and Price.
Started at Lyons Creek Trailhead. I ran the gentle uphill for the first 4.5 miles of the trail before hitting Sylvia Lake. At Sylvia Lake look straight across the far side of the lake for the only major notch in the ridge about 800 feet above you. Head around Sylvia Lake to the left and start heading straight up on rock slabs and talus. A faint trail appears when you are nearly at the top of the notch. When you reach the top of the notch the view opens up and Pyramid can be seen ahead and to the left. The trail seems to stop and start as you head directly towards the false summit below the peak. Once you reach the false summit the true peak comes into view directly ahead of you.
Head down the northeast (backside of Pyramid Peak) and stay on the north side of the ridge. This is slow going, heading across the talus on this sloping traverse staying below the ridge. Pass under the first major highpoint on the ridge and shoot for a notch before the second highpoint. It is doable class 3 scrambling to get up to this notch. From the notch the long traverse to Aggasiz is in full view. Stay on the west side (left if heading from Pyramid to Aggasiz) of the ridge. Although not difficult this is a slow traverse and will likely take some patience. When approaching the summit of Aggasiz head towards the notch to the left of the summit, then go left. Although one can pull themselves up to the summit block on the south side, the north side provides for a bit easier access in getting up to the awesome summit.
The traverse from Aggasiz to Price is simple and in front of you. After the Pyramid-Aggasiz traverse the ease of the Aggasiz-Price traverse is a welcomed sight! After heading down Mount Price you can shoot down into either of the two basins south of the summit. Both will lead you down to Lyons Lake which will become visible after descending further down in the basin. Stay to the west side of Lyons Lake where you will pick up a trail leading you down to the junction with the Lyons Creek trail. After another 4.5 miles down the Lyon’s Creek Trail you finally arrive at the Lyon’s Creek Trailhead. This route took me 7 hours, however I ran the first 4.5 and last 4.5 miles of the 14 mile loop.
Swam in Lake Sylvia too..