username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Pyramid to Goat Hill
37 Photosets

2017-05-08  
2017-04-22  
2017-04-08  
2017-03-28  
2017-03-12  
2017-02-09  
2017-02-04  
2017-01-21  
2016-12-31  
2016-12-29  
2016-10-30  
2016-10-29  
2016-10-02  
2016-10-02  
2016-09-04  
2016-08-28  
2012-08-22  
1,  2 
mini location map2016-10-02
7 by photographer avatarjohnlp
photographer avatar
 
Pyramid to Goat HillPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2016
johnlp
Hiking8.69 Miles 1,936 AEG
Hiking8.69 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   3.20 mph
1,936 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners partners
JuanJaimeiii
JJ and I waited out a rain storm in the car at the trailhead before heading out to hike. The skies looked good toward the Estrellas where the storm cell had come from. By the time we reached the base of the pyramid another cell was approaching. It was on us much faster than anticipated. We were soaking wet before hiking half way up the pyramid.

Once on top, we could see the Estrellas becoming obscured by the next cell moving through. Since we were already wet we didn't seriously consider trying to take shelter in the rocks someplace. The new cell hit very hard. The trail became a river. Water was running everywhere to the point you could hear and see it cascading down the steep slopes. Very cool!

We made the decision at the end of the Pyramid trail to keep going to Goat Hill. The rain was subsiding and we weren't at all cold. Besides being sloshy wet, it felt really nice out.

Goat Hill, as always, was nice. Great views from there. We made our way back the way we had come without further incident. The wash at the base of the pyramid was still running on our way back to the trailhead. Upon finishing the hike we could see another cell descending... Yikes!

Fun day. Thanks John! :)
_____________________
“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
HAZ Member
johnlp's
535 Photosets

  2017-02-18
  2017-02-12
  2017-02-11
  2017-02-05
  2017-02-04
  2017-01-29
  2017-01-21
  2017-01-16
  2017-01-02
  2016-12-31
  2016-12-26
  2016-12-10
  2016-12-10
  2016-12-04
  2016-11-26
  2016-10-02
  2016-09-12
  2016-09-11
  2016-09-10
  2016-09-09
1 ... 6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 ... 27  
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
help comment issue

end of page marker