Pyramid Peak – 14,018

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I had some friends ask if I’d hike with them this weekend a peak I’d already summited.  Normally I like to hike solo, but it was fun hiking with others.  Everyone seemed to have a similar pace, which was nice.  What wasn’t so nice was the reservation system to get a permit to hike.  We paid $30 to park in the parking structure and take the bus in because we weren’t able to get a permit. That meant this had to be a multiple day hike.  They only let 15 people on the bus at a time (due to COVID).

I don’t have a lot of pictures of the hike because I’ve already done a trip report, so I’ll just post some highlights.

Our campsite, which had about 20 or so other people camping within a few yards

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Crater Lake (near the campsite)

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The gully, which had an actual TRAIL this time!  Last time I was here there was no  trail and the scree was awful.  What a nice surprise today!

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The ridge to the summit after the gully

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The “Leap of Faith”

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The ledge

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Some chimney climbing/scrambling

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A rather cheeky goat that followed us all the way to the summit!!!

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The summit

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The summit marker

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Views from the summit

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Some goats just before the gully on the way down… also, a baby goat separated from its herd sounds just like a 3rd grader blowing as loud as they can through a recorder.  Seriously.

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A look at the amphitheater from the top of the gully

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And a topo map of the route

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The Pyramid Peak Summit Sticker can be found here

Author: Laura M Clark

Mom, Solo Colorado 14er Finisher, Outdoor Enthusiast, Traveler, and Girl Scout Leader with an MBA in International Business and Marketing. I value adventure, growth, courage, wisdom, integrity, accountability, and family. I enjoy yoga, wine, whiskey, traveling, reading, and the outdoors. I strive to be the person who inspires and motivates myself and others to succeed.

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