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Pi - ramid Peak 3.14.15 π day

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:06 am

Nestled between Friday the 13th and “The Ides of March” we find π day. What a wonderful day to climb π-ramid Peak!
I made the trip via the Rocky Creek trail. This is about a 4100 foot, 4.1 mile hike.

Obligatory picture of the creek…

1 Rocky Creek.JPG

The snow cover wasn’t steady until about the halfway point of the climb.

2 Start Snow.JPG

Soon after hitting solid snow I caught sight of the peak.

3 Half Way Summit.JPG

I met an interesting group on the climb. Patrick Smith from Pollock Pines had brought his 5 children (and one friend, bet he is an only) on a hike to the summit.

4 Patrick Smith.JPG

I find the 16 year old carrying his sister on his back to be quite an inspiration.

I eventually made the summit. This is a picture of the peak we bagged last Sunday. Ralston is about 700 feet shorter than Pyramid.

5 Ralston.JPG

You better take an ice auger up if you want to fish one of these lakes.

6 Le Conte, Heather, Suzie.JPG
Le Conte, Heather and Suzie

This is a shot to the north capturing Agassiz and Price.

7 Price, Agassiz.JPG

Here is the Lyons creek drainage.

8 Lyons Creek Drainage.JPG

Why did I climb this peak? I wanted to help with the drought situation. I carried up some water to help fill Aloha. :D :nod:

9 Water.JPG

You can thank me the next time you see flows over Horsetail falls. :) :lol:

It wasn’t too long before Julio and his friends joined me at the summit.

10 Julio.JPG

I’ll be up here again shortly. Aloha looks like it needs more water!



This climb is dedicated to a world famous 15 year old diarist. She was tragically and brutally murdered by a democratically elected fascist regime 70 years ago this week (exact date unknown).
” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

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Re: Pi - ramid Peak 3.14.15 π day

Postby cefire » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:09 pm

Nice!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Pi - ramid Peak 3.14.15 π day

Postby PTSmith » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Great to meet you! Thanks for helping out with the drought situation :D
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