Friday, August 15, 2008

On Top of the World!

Last weekend, we decided to abandon previous oaths to 'never do it again' and hike to the top of Mount Timpanogos. We hiked the Aspen Grove trail, a different trail than we used 3 years ago, and reached the 11,749 foot summit in about 5 hours, just in time for the sunrise! We went with our good friends, Steve and Crystal, and had a grand time laughing, snacking and enjoying unbeatable scenery. I can't get over what a beautiful place Utah is and how lucky we are to have places like this so close to home! And thanks to our regular Y mountain hikes and being in better general health than 3 years ago, this year's hike wasn't nearly as excruciating. We will definitely do this again. Enjoy the pictures!

Kara, Crystal & Steve - ready for the hike! (We set out at about 2:30 a.m.)
Those are mountain goats... and yes, Steve is 15 feet away from them!

Aw...

Sunrise at the summit.

From the top of the 'glacier' we slid down. So fun!

Unbelievable scenery.



The Aspen Grove Timpanogos Trail.


5 comments:

alyssa said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. And being there for sunrise....I love that you guys are so adventurous!

Mari said...

Ooh, Tyson and I have been wanting to hike up there for forever. Sounds like i need to start working out so it doesn't kill me. Way to go!

Annemarie said...

I'm so proud (and a tad jealous) that you and Alan did this! :) Can't wait for your next big adventure...

Kara said...

Great pictures! Isn't Utah amazing? I hope you had a nice long nap when you got down.

The Francis' said...

Wow, that looks so fun! You think you are bad swearing off Mt. Timpanogas... We have sworn off the Y.. Ha ha

Bryan