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.