By Bret Wirta-The Incidental Explorer
October 5, 2010.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Hiking Time One-Way: 2 Hours
Elevation gain: 2,500 feet
Rating: Class 1
I started hiking up the Pyramid Peak trail at 11:00AM. The trail was dry and well-maintained. There was Kinnikinnick spread all over the ground and second growth Douglas Firs stretching skyward. The first third of the trail was an easy incline. Further on there were bigger trees including a huge Cedar that had to be three feet in diameter.
After about an hour of hiking I broke out into the open where the forest had been scraped away by a massive slide. The gash in the mountain was as least a half a mile long and 400 yards wide. From the edge of the slide there were expansive views of Lake Crescent shimmering like a blue marble in the sun.