Pyramid Peak Overnight, from Rocky Creek

  • 04/04/2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04/05/2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Starbucks in Folsom, Prairie City Rd. Ste 3A
  • 6


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Join MAA at Pyramid Peak to climb the south ridge via Rocky Creek trail. This is a scenic climb with views into the interior of Desolation Wilderness, and has a large elevation gain - 4,000'. This is a relaxed non-technical overnight event, but still a challenging hike / scramble. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Pyramid Peak via the Rocky creek trail from Hwy 50 pullout, 6-8 miles, 4,000' elevation gain. Overnight camping on the mountain slopes, likely on snow. 
  • Where to meet: Starbucks in Folsom, Prairie City Rd. Ste 3A. We'll ride share from there up to the pullout just beyond Strawberry CA.
  • Event Leader: Waide Lewis (573) 541-5415
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2/8
  • What to bring: hiking and climbing layers, backpack, sturdy boots, mountain axe, tent, sleeping bag, mat, food and water for overnight, trekking poles, 10 essentials. MAA and participants may pool tents and cooking equipment.
  • Bobcat's Adventure SportsMAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

  • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

  • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

  • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

  • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

  • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

  • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

  • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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