Olympic Peninsula Vacation: A hike up Pyramid Mountain and a (half) dip in the lake.

Morning at the Log Cabin Resort.img_6314

More clear blue of the lake.img_6316 img_6317

Before we began our hike we wandered down to see the lake.  Though waiting until after Labor Day to visit meant a little too cold for swimming, it was nice to visit with relatively few people around.  It was mostly just us and old cheery retired hikers.img_6318

Moss steps. Peak Moss Month (PMM) must be really spectacular here.img_6319

Heading up to Pyramid Peak.  We started at lake level.img_6320

Matt crosses a very small stream. img_6324

More elevation gain.img_6325

This was the hardest part of the hike for me.  I felt like I was going to slide down the face of the gravel slide. img_6327

We’ve gained even more elevation.  We are at the top!  This is a nice view of the land bridge that separates Lake Crescent and Lake Sutherland.img_6328

There was a little too much cloud cover, but you can also see Canada from this location.  There were a few moments of clearing where I caught a glimpse.img_6329

It’s a long way down.  We met a hiker here who said her husband was kayaking around the lake while she hiked to the top of the mountain.  They had plans to wave to each other.img_6330

Matt outside the lookout tower, posing next to some graffiti.img_6331

I liked the cables on the lookout tower, which were added to keep it from blowing away.img_6338 img_6339 img_6340 img_6341 img_6343 img_6344

It was a long 7 miles, but we did it.img_6345

Random marker that seems to have nothing associate with it.img_6346

I attempted a post-hike swim, but only made it halfway into the water.img_6347

I took a picture of this to I could figure out what it was.  I did not figure out what it was.  The internet failed me.img_6348

6 thoughts on “Olympic Peninsula Vacation: A hike up Pyramid Mountain and a (half) dip in the lake.”

  1. I love the clear mountain lakes. The phonetic french equates to “Où est-ce qu’on va?” or Where are we going?

  2. More awesome pictures! That elevated view of Lake Crescent took my breath away. Pretty crazy that the lookout tower has to be cabled down so it doesn’t blow away though!

  3. Simply breathtaking!!! I’m impressed with all of the hiking. I am not sure I’m in shape enough to do that much!! So extra kudos to you!

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