OK, so this isn’t a report about an epic traverse of the Crystal Range in the dead of winter “SOLO”! But, not everybody is Superman!
Last Saturday we took Rocky Creek Canyon Trail up to the summit of Pyramid Peak. We started at the trailhead across the highway from the 59 mile marker sign.
After a short distance we met Kimberley form Pollock Pines and two of her friends. Kimberley had said she often read HST, although she had never posted a report.
We saw a total of 9 other people on this trail this busy Saturday. That included these two young skiers / split boarders who climbed to the summit to ski down to Aloha.
Their plan was then to skin back up and follow the trail back to their vehicle.
Here is a picture of my beautiful girl about half way to the summit.
Here she is just below the talus strewn summit block.
If you look closely, you can see her far down the summit ridge.
She made the Summit! That is Price and Agassiz under her right arm.
So she pulled out her phone and recorded a video for something called “Facebook” (???) . If you look closely you can see Union Valley Reservoir in the distance.
It was very, very windy on the summit. We didn’t spend a lot of time up there. Soon we found ourselves heading back down the mountain.
It warmed up quite a bit by the time we climbed down the embankment to highway 50.
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