A mild winter ascent! Stashed snowshoes at tree-line. Hiked hard pack on up to the summit. We carried plastic garbage bags up and, on the way down, climbed in for some wicked descending fun (more like "death burritos"). Clear winter days make for incredible vistas.
This was the steepest three mile hike I've done but well worth it. Great Fall colors. Saw no one on trail or summit during the day.
Great spring day. Snow level about 2/3 up route. Only challenge was doing this late on a sunny day and then trying to cross Rocky Creek while stayting dry.
Some late season skiing above Pyramid Lake (in the bowl between Pyramid and Aaron's - Pk 9,686'). We scrambled up the talus blocks above snowline on the north face to the summit. Click here for trip report and photos.
Photos from this trip can be linked to from the Pyramid trip reports page.
My first summit in the Tahoe area, shortly after I moved to the Bay Area to start law school. Needless to say, I got hooked on bagging peaks in northern california :-)
We reached the summit around 3PM. Met another snowshoer coming up from the Horsetail Falls trailhed. Still lots of snow above 7000'.
There must have been close to a dozen people up on the summit when I was up there the first time--snowshoers, skiers, snowboarders... The next time, I climbed the peak amidst low cloud cover and snow showers, with about 50ft of visibility at the summit. There was no one else up there that time.
As a young scout from Camp Cody.
Done as an overnight trip from Echo Lakes Snopark, base camp at Pyramid Lake.
This was my first mountain I ever climbed! We climbed it many times in between 82 & 84, always using the Horsetail Falls/ East Couloir route from Twin Bridges. I guess we always used this route because it was short & challenging to us at the time.
This was my third trip up Pyramid. An otherwise perfect day slightly marred when I caught some ass@#$% trying to steal my hiking poles where I had stashed them at the base of the talus slopes. I first climbed it when I was 17.
Hiked along ridgetop above Hwy 50 to the SW slope, nice view.
This was my 1st mountain peak, looking back on it now, it was cake! Nice view at the top, can see Lake Tahoe. It has a warm place in my heart, since it was my 1st.