Our camp site at the Trail Park with Pyramid Peak in the background.
The flying chicken was still hanging in the bush. Looks like he made it though the summer okay.
Our hike to Pyramid Peak will start from here at 3000 feet.
Joe(me), Cori, TomG, Sooz, Chip, Robin and Kathy.
The first two miles of the hike was up the alluvial fan to the base of the mountain.
Starting up a canyon that will lead us to the ridge.
Making our way up the canyon.
Almost to the saddle on the ridge.
Taking a break on the saddle.
Hiking on after the break.
Following the ridge.
Taking another beak about 1200 feet below the peak.
We started finding a lot of fossils in the rocks.
One of the fossils.
These look like shells.
Looking down at Kathy and Sooz.
The others up ahead.
Getting close to the peak.
Sooz and Chip on the last hundred feet to reach the peak.
On Pyramid Peak at 6,703 feet.
View to the west.
Zoomed in on Manly Beacon in the center of the photo and Red Cathedral on the right.
Schwaub Peak to the northwest.
View to the north.
To the northeast.
Eagle Mountain in the distance to the southeast.
Zoomed in on Eagle Mountain.
To the south is the Trailer Park where we are camping.
Zoomed in on the Trailer Park and our vehicles in the circle.
Hanging out on the peak.
TomG starting the hike down.
The others coming off the peak.
This hike has a lot of nice looking rock formations and great views.
On one of the flat sections after a steep down hill.
Starting down the slope with the fossils.
Checked out more fossils on the way down the slope.
One last one.
Hiking down the chute below the fossil slope.
Following the ridge down to the saddle.
Starting down from the saddle.
Hiking down the canyon that will take us back to the top of the alluvial fan.
At the bottom of the canyon.
On the two mile hike down the alluvial fan back to the vehicles.
Back at camp, it was time to celebrate Cori, Kathy and TomB's birthdays.