Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hiking Mt. Timpanogos

Michael and I and our friends Chad and Lindsay started hiking Timp at 4 a.m. yesterday. Yep, who does that? Leaving that early really felt great though since we were able to get the most monotonous part of the hike done while in the dark. Having to find your way through the dark becomes more like an adventure, and it makes the first part of the hike doable. If you plan on hiking Timp, I highly recommend leaving at 4 a.m. or even earlier if you can do it.

There are two difficult parts of the hike, the first part and the very last. Those are the two areas where you really have to do some hard uphill hiking. During the middle part of the hike there is a gorgeous meadow that you walk through. That, for me, made the difficult parts totally worth it. The meadow was filled with beautiful wildflowers that filled the area with reds, yellows, whites, and blues. I would hike the Timp trail just to get to that part again. I love flowers and hope to create a beautiful garden one day that can at least, in one part of my garden, mimic the beauty of a meadow with wildflowers growing up everywhere. Here are a couple pictures that hopefully give you somewhat of an idea of this place:

And of course, the view from the top: (It was a cloudy morning, the clouds are right at our eye level practically. Pretty crazy!)

If you want to hike Timp, we liked the website www.summitpost.org/mt-timpanogos-ut/151365 because it helped us decide which trail to take and details about the hike.


  1. What A Beautiful place! I remember going a couple years ago, but it has been a while! the best is the very end when you look upon Utah Valley, oh man! I love it!

  2. I have never hiked Timp. People have always told me that I needed to but I never believed them always preferring TV to hiking or in other words the virtual world to the real world. But seeing those pictures makes me want to hike it.

  3. Mark - I know when you get to the saddle and you see the view of Utah Valley for the first time it is so cool!

    And tbo129 (remind me of your name), those pictures don't even semi give justice to how beautiful Timp is, but believe me you will be sooore for a couple days, but so worth it. :)

  4. This has been on my list of things to do since I came to provo! I just hope I can find time to get up there before Utahs wonderful winter shuts me inside :)