Climbed Pyramid Peak with a friend in some of the wettest summit conditions I've experienced. Returned to the car and dumped a few ounces of water out of my boots. Cold. Wet. Windy. Fun.
A fun hike with my OSAT friends on a clear and warm day in the mountains. The views of Rainier from the summit were sublime.
Amazingly there was still a good 4-5ft of at the foot of the peak. Brought ice axes and actually needed them on the ascent. Camped on a melted-out flat rock in the valley below Pyramid. Awesome evening with great star display.
Snow most of the way, took short cut up the creek from Wonderland.
Great weather and awesome snowpack! Party of 6 comin'
in from Tahoma Creek. Beautiful views of Mount Wow,
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, Mirror Lakes & Mount
Rainier. Saw a party of climbers assending Kautz Cleaver.
Think they spent the night at Camp Hazard. We were there
just for the day and the views.
Stayed up till 3 a.m. the night before drinking, didn't eat dinner, only had an energy drink in the morning... and paid for it on my way to the summit. I can't remember the last time I felt so fatigued. Lesson learned. Still a relatively easy summit, had a good scramble up the SW ridge and enjoyed blue skies and amazing views. Stayed the night in the valley and summited Copper Mountain in the morning before heading back. I was very impressed with this area. V e r y...
Group of six of us made summit on Pyramid. Great weather on the way in, although Rainier was clouded up by the time we reached the summit. Saw a black bear foraging for berries in the valley below the peak -- awesome!