Personal Documentary | Pyramid Creek

My husband, son, and I went on a short hike at Pyramid Creek this morning with one of our dogs, Jax. My daughter opted to stay home with Pippin (senior dog, would not have enjoyed it) because of homework.

I want to mention that I promised my husband that I wouldn't bring my camera - he didn't say anything about my phone though! So the pictures here aren't representative of my work (in case this is the first time you are reading my blog). Thanks for understanding!

 Mom in pink shirt, dad in SF 49ers shirt, and son wearing blue shirt at Pyramid Creek, Lake Tahoe

Anyway, I've taken both of my children here several times over the years. We've seen the minor falls in various states - sometimes they are so full, that there is a pool at the bottom where they have waded in their bare feet; other times, the drought in CA has been so bad that the minor falls are barely a trickle. 

 Boy wearing a blue shirt and black shorts with white stripes standing on rock and looking at waterfalls in Pyramid Creek

This time, the minor falls seemed healthy. There wasn't quite a pool that I remember, but it was definitely more than a trickle. The last time I took my children here was a few years ago. We lunched in this area and didn't go too much farther. This morning, though, we didn't bring a lunch. After a brief stop and pictures, we continued on to the Cascade Viewpoint. The rush of water here was so loud we could barely hear each other. 

 A couple at the Pyramid Creek trailhead

I wish my daughter had been able to join us. It was great that my son didn't mind pictures though. Looking at them now, I am amazed at how tall he has grown - I think he has shot up a few inches since January! 

 A mom in a pink shirt and her son wearing a blue shirt at the Pyramid Creek trailhead in Lake Tahoe

I'm hoping to visit her one more time before we leave California (more on this later). It's a bit of a drive from where we live, but the views are breathtaking. Someday, I hope to make it all the way to the top of the trailhead, maybe with Jax, our dachshund mix, who, despite his height, did GREAT. I think his long legs helped him make the jumps that I am sure Pippin (our chihuahua mix) would not have attempted. 

 The back view of a little brown dog looking at a man and a boy

Claire Toney is a professional photographer currently located in Rancho Cordova, California. She will be relocating to North Carolina this coming summer with her family. They are all excited for the adventures that await them! To contact her, send her a message at or call her at (916) 769-5482. She may also be contacted through Facebook

 Woman in a pink shirt sitting on a rock in front of waterfalls with her little dog at the Pyramid Creek trailhead
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