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Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed May 11, 2016 6:51 am

I had read pakoR’s report (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14232) about snow camping at Aloha and really got motivated to get out and explore the conditions in southern Deso.

Just as Markskor had reported conditions around Mammoth (Just a FYI to all those contemplating hiking up high in the next few weeks...I wouldn't, unless you really know what the hell you're doing.), the snow is still pretty deep up north as well.
The snow began in earnest at about 7600 feet.

1 7600 Feet.JPG


By the time you get 1000 feet higher there is more than enough snow to dig a cave.

2 8600 Feet.JPG


Here are some pictures showing conditions from the summit.

3 East.JPG


4 North.JPG


5 West.JPG


6 South.JPG


It looks like Rockbound Valley is free of snow and would be a fun destination right now.

7 Rockbound Valley.JPG


But anywhere else where the snow is deep, it could become a “posthole hell” later in the afternoon.

8 Slushy Snow.JPG


The snow is melting fast and the waterfall, "Rocky Creek” is currently booming.

9 Rocky Creek.JPG


Thanks for reading my report.

10 Self.JPG


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Re: Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby FeetFirst » Wed May 11, 2016 8:54 am

Wonderful, thanks!
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Re: Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby ERIC » Wed May 11, 2016 11:45 am

What were your max and avg snow depths, roughly? One to five feet??
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Re: Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby maverick » Wed May 11, 2016 3:06 pm

Very cool Russ, really shows off the current backcountry conditions in that area. Thanks
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Re: Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby cefire » Thu May 12, 2016 8:28 am

Nice work VR!!
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Re: Pyramid Peak Via Rocky Creek Trail

Postby sides60 » Sat May 28, 2016 4:29 pm

Nice report! Brings back good memories of my trip back in May 1980, camped at Aloha in deep snow.

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