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 Peak(s):  Rio Grande Pyramid  -  13,821 feet
 Post Date:  09/02/2010 Modified: 03/08/2011
 Date Climbed:   08/29/2010
 Posted By:  mattpayne11

 Rio Grande Pyramid - a Mushroom Frenzy   

Total elevation gain: 4,674 ft.

Total distance hiked: 19.26 miles

Total time hiking: Approx. 14 hours

Total photos taken: 350

Total distance driven: 540 miles

Trip duration: 3 days

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I hope the report is useful! PS - lots of mushroom photos if you're into that sort of thing...



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Rio Grande Pyramid and The Window

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Stream

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Crazy Mushrooms

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Vestal and Arrow



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  • Comments or Questions
kaiman

Nice trip report!     2010-09-02 07:48:50
Still need to get down there and climb that peak... maybe next year?

Glad you make it to the summit, it looks like a great climb.

FYI - The mushrooms you mention that ”got too much sun” are called Hawk's Wings and are quite edible, although the ones in the photo are definitely past their prime...

Cheers!


Yalegirl09

I want to go!!!     2010-09-02 08:59:03
This was on my list anyway!! But now I'm definitely going. Love Mario!!!


mattpayne11


Thanks guys     2010-09-02 11:15:07
I had some fun with this one. The Mario photo ... I couldnt resist


piper14er


Magic Mushrooms and Rocky Mountain High     2010-09-02 12:43:55
Okay, there are a lot of mushroom pictures.

Plan to get there myself this year, later on in September.

Thanks for the report.


nkan02


Mushrooms!     2014-09-08 17:26:31
Loved all the mushroom pictures. Great job! In addition to mushrooms, there were lots of berries this year.


mattpayne11


Hey Natalie     2014-09-08 17:32:32
That's awesome - I LOVE that area. I want to go back someday for sure.


nkan02


RGP area     2014-09-08 17:35:39
There is WAY more beetle kill now than what I saw in your photos. Very sad. The forests are gone


mattpayne11


Ugh     2014-09-08 20:33:51
That is a total bummer. Sorry to hear that. There was a huge fire there so it does not surprise me.



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