Pyramid Peak

Pyramid Peak

Dan
Dan

August 8th, 2012, 2:12 am #1

My highest Idaho Peak in 6 years! First time out with my wife in a long time.



http://idahosummits.com/trip_reports/tr ... trip_id=76
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zdv
Joined: June 30th, 2009, 9:29 pm

August 8th, 2012, 2:47 am #2

Nice peak and nice write-up! I like that your comment about it being class 3 is reminiscent of the "Dear Tom Lopez book" comment in the Shelly register...
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Dan
Dan

August 8th, 2012, 3:24 pm #3

Thanks Zach.

I wasn't complaining loudly like the guy on Shelley Mountain... just pointing out that it seemed more than class 2 to me for the last 50 feet or so. That said, I am sure I could have gone further to my left and found easier slopes.
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Anonymous
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August 8th, 2012, 3:34 pm #4

My highest Idaho Peak in 6 years! First time out with my wife in a long time.



http://idahosummits.com/trip_reports/tr ... trip_id=76






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Wes
Wes

August 8th, 2012, 3:40 pm #5

My highest Idaho Peak in 6 years! First time out with my wife in a long time.



http://idahosummits.com/trip_reports/tr ... trip_id=76
Congratulations! It's been a while since I've been up Fall creek, Is that all beetle kill in your shots of the lake and looking out over the valley?
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Dan
Dan

August 8th, 2012, 3:50 pm #6

Thanks Wes. It is beetle kill. I started noticing it on the drive over Trail Creek. It's the opposite of the Stanley-area beetle kill, where the trees low were dying and the trees high were fine. Here the trees are fine down low and dying above 9000' (whitebarks?).
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Dan
Dan

August 8th, 2012, 3:52 pm #7







I was wondering if those are Whitebarks or not... whatever they are, they are going very very fast! It only seems to be trees above 9000'.
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

August 8th, 2012, 4:38 pm #8

Thanks Wes. It is beetle kill. I started noticing it on the drive over Trail Creek. It's the opposite of the Stanley-area beetle kill, where the trees low were dying and the trees high were fine. Here the trees are fine down low and dying above 9000' (whitebarks?).
It could be pine beetles or it is white pine blister rust. This fungus is responsible for killing whitebarks all over the west and when combined with the pine beetle it looks like it is likely there will be very few white barks left at some point. Here's a pretty good webpage about it:http://www.whitebarkfound.org/threats.html
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