It was fun having Ryan along, even though he jumped across the waterfall and climbed on rocks that made all of us moms a little nervous.
- Elevation -approx. 6,100-7,000 ft.
- Location - Pyramid Creek Trailhead off of Highway 50
- Mileage - 3+ miles
- Hiking time - 2-3 hours
- Route -We parked at the Pyramid Creek trailhead and followed the trail signs, which basically follows the creek. At various points, it's tricky to find an actual trail because you're on fields of granite, but having the creek to follow made it easier. Eventually you come to an open area where there are signs for the Desolation Wilderness and it's required to fill out a permit to hike through this area. Again, we scrambled over some granite rocks in places, but found that the best way to go was sticking closer to the creek. You can stop anywhere along the falls, though the rocks get trickier, slicker and steeper the farther up you go. We went about halfway up, stopped for lunch and then headed back down.
- Weather - Gorgeous!
A beautiful spot along Pyramid Creek as you begin the ascent to the falls (thanks, Misty, for the smooth waterfall pic!).
One thing I LOVE about the mountains...the trees! I'm not advocating carving on trees, but this little grove of aspens looked pretty cool.
That awkward moment when your mom makes you stand inside a dead tree...