FKT: Brannon Forrester - Crystal Range: Pyramid Peak & Mt Price Loop (CA) - 2020-10-05

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Standard loop
Multi-sport
No
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Male
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Total time
5h 25m 29s
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Clear skies, no smoke, and beautiful views! Photos on Strava

I have been wanting to submit this route for some time but didn't have a GPS track, so I did it all at once!

Only saw one person on the summit of Pyramid and a few more closer to the trailhead, but 90% of the route was wilderness solitude.  The Crystal Range traverse is such a fun scramble, a moving meditation with Tahoe in the distance.

I refilled water at the inlet to Pyramid Lake and again on the northern edge of Lake Aloha.  It was warmer than i expected so I ended up going through 5 16-oz handrunners, and about 5 Spring energy gels.  Overall it felt great, and despite one trip and minor fall on the trail back, I felt super safe on the route.  The trail is runnable with some rocky sections that demand your full attention at full speed, and the cross-country section can be done probably at least 15 minutes faster just by a little bit better routefinding.

Highly recommended!

Comments

Nice Job Brannon! This looks rad!