This was my first time up old Timp and it was actually Beno, a several-time veteran, who suggested the hike. I jumped at the opportunity to get a group together and conquer the summit. The group consisted of me, Beno, his cousin, Jacob (who was visiting from Washington), and Josh Dawson, a fit and experienced hiker. The day before the hike we checked the weather forecast and found that a 70% chance of rain was expected. We decided to go ahead anyways.
|We were on the mountain by about 7:00 am.|
|Josh looking back through the valley at the trail head.|
|A cool snow cave, carved out by a waterfall.|
|Emerald Lake, the point just before the last ascent.|
|In order to make it to the saddle we had to cross this monster.|
|Remember that weather forecast?|
|A cloudless glimpse down the north side of the mountain.|
|The Summit Shack on top of Mt. Timpanogos!|
|We made it! It was cold. After calling home and texting a picture to our dates for bowling that evening, we headed back down.|
|That's right! Your's Truly on one of Timp's cliffs.|
This is one of the few hikes that I have been on where the trail back seem far longer than the trail up. We did eventually make it home, and took dates bowling at the BYU Game Center. It was an epic day.