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Pyramid Peak (Death Valley NP) 12 miles 3700 feet elev. gain

  • Nov 29, 2013 · 8:00 AM

Meeting time  8 am (camp ground)

Distance 12 miles

Elevation Gain 3800 feet

Time 7-8 hrs?

*** Time and date subject to change for now***

****Please note this will go up to 6703 feet, ***** THIS COULD GET WINDY AND COLD,

MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED FOR COLD WEATHER AND WIND, BRING LAYERS

MAYBE  IT IS NOT SO BAD  (I WILL PACK GLOVES AND WARM HAT)

YOU SHOULD BRING A HEADLAMP AS WELL , JUST IN CASE,

 

First time for me attempting this peak,

according to my research class 1 and 2 hiking taking the south east approach.

there is no trail, might have some steep sections, poss. some slippery sections

 

Hike starting point from Hwy 190 where the road hits 3000 feet. about 17-18 miles from the Furnance Creek Jct.

 

quote from summitpost.org

"Pyramid Peak’s easiest, and standard, route involves about 10-12 miles (roundtrip) of cross-country travel over class 1-2 terrain, gaining about 3700 feet in the process.  The vast majority of this 3700 feet comes in the last 2 miles as the route slogs its way steeply up the tired southeast ridge of the peak.  The views along the way are stunning, the going is easy and reasonably enjoyable, and it’s unlikely you’ll see any living thing…at all – except for maybe a lizard or a snake…or maybe a bighorn.  "

link to summit post org description

http://www.summitpost.org/pyramid-peak-death-valley/154960

 

More info on this hike, *** plus you can download a GPX track for your GPS****

http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=227017

 

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  • dan

    a great hike.....after it was finished! a challenging hike with great views and lots of fun. i have never seen so many cacti in one area. chris does the best job of finding safe routes and ensuring that the hike is a success!

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Sfmp3

    Hi Chris thanks for an awesome hike , mosaic canyon hi trail on Saturday was devoid of the Thursday groups footprints , thanks for such a great climb

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • M&J

    It was the toughest hike we have done ever!!!, but the views of the Sierras and DV from the top worth the scratches and bruises that we got to get there and back. Thanks Chris and everyone for the wonderful hike and company. This hike will always be memorable.

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice climb with fantastic views from the summit. Thanks for leading this Chris!

    4 · December 2, 2013

    • dan

      great photos!

      1 · December 2, 2013

    • M&J

      Chris, Great pictures. Dan, where are your pictures?

      December 2, 2013

  • Chris J.

    we ended up doing this hike, since the road to wildrose closed again, this time due to lots of snow

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Chris J.

    I re-posted the wildrose peak hike, since the road is open,

    weather permitting I will do this hike and cancel pyramid peak

    (wildrose was my first choice of hike, only took it off since I had been told by a ranger the road would not be open, but the road did re open early, and we can drive to the trailhead now)

    November 22, 2013

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