Mt. Timpanogos...and having once climbed seven miles to the top before, I have had a hankering to do it again, with Hylan. Somehow I got him to agree to the hike. We summitted on Saturday, July 25 sometime in the afternoon.So, there's this awesome mountain in Utah County called
I rather enjoyed the experience--the wildflowers, snow, scenery, mountain goats--the whole thing is a metaphorical experience, what with all the rocky trails, the steep climb, the times you have to carry the pack and the times the burden is carried by someone else, the beauty, the burn, the hard work, but the beauty, sharing the experience with someone--but alas, Hylan kept saying, "this is all for you." At one point, he even declared, "I'M GOING TO WRITE THE BLOG ON THIS ONE." You'll understand what I mean when you see some of the pictures of his facial expressions.
To say the least, we were a tad sore the next couple of days, but I would do it again. At one point I thought to myself, I remember this hike being harder (we took Aspen Grove, I took Timpanooke the previous time) until we got to the last mile climb. That's when I started thinking, is it really worth doing this again? But then the climb down the mountain goes so fast and is so easy that I thought to myself, well of course, I'll do this again.
I'll spare any more details, though there are more, it's probably boring fodder for the blog reader. So, here are some pics. Too bad my favorite part (the wildflowers) was not captured. Oh well. There are only so many times you can get your camera out on a 14 mile hike.
Anyone care to join me on another venture up Timp before the summer season is up? I had to promise Hylan I would never make him do that again (I didn't promise that I wouldn't ask, though. Love you dear!)