Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UTAH: MOUNT TIMPANOGOS (OUCH! THAT HURTS!)

On Saturday, August 8th, the day after Sarah and Brian's wedding, I joined Dave and Bob and the Wrights (Craig, Kevin, Kyle, and Brad) on a hike of Mount Timpanogos. I climbed this mountain fifteen years ago with Dave, Bonnie, and Bob, and I remember it being long and painful, but also spectacular and gorgeous. "What's fifteen years?" I thought. "It might hurt, but it will be worth the pain."

It did, and it was.

We started early while the moon was still out:

UNBELIEVABLE flowers:



Near the summit:
Pictures taken from the hut on the top:

The awe-inspiring view during our descent:
The highlight of the trip for Bob: a moose we saw on the way down.

If I wait fifteen more years, I'll be sixty-four years old. I hope I go again sooner than that!

5 comments:

  1. I hope you go again soon, as well. You are an amazing hiker. While you were leading, you were doing a pace I was having a hard time keeping up with, all the while asking, "am I going too slow?" "Heck no, slow down," I thought. Craig Wright also commented on your hiking prowess. Fun trip, thanks for going with us.

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  2. I myself have never been a fan of hiking- but these photos are just beautiful! Good for you for doing it!

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  3. Thanks for taking us along, Judy -- I got all the benefit with none of the blisters! Utah is just beautiful, isn't it? I'm going to revisit this post when winter sets in here.

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  4. How long was the hike? Is it steeper than the the hike to Timpanogas Cave?

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  5. It was almost 20 miles round trip. The top was hiking in loose rocks, totally exposed on a very steep mountainside.

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