Timpanogos Hike

Timpanogos is, well, very large. Its a striking mountain that stands watch over the valley where I grew up. The summit is over 11,700 feet. My crazy, fit, family decided they wanted to hike it. Not the traditional trail up to the top hiked by thousands each year, but just blaze your own trail type of crazy hike that very few if any have attempted. Our family cabin sits in a small valley near Sundance Ski resort. We would leave the front door of the cabin in the early morning hours, hike up above Stewart Falls, through the big Provo cirque, over the summit ridge, then down the face to their home in Lindon Utah. Cabin door to home door. Almost a vertical mile of elevation gain up, more than a vertical mile of elevation change down.
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I used my go pro and had it take photos every minute on time lapse mode. So some of the photos are a bit out of focus and such but overall I think it captured the hike pretty well. A word of warning to those reading this and contemplating a summit attempt. The top was very sketchy if you are not totally comfortable with heights and in very good shape. My mom and I had a few scary moments of panic watching rocks hurtling hundreds of feet below us but with the help of a rope we were able to finish the summit pitch and descend safely. The west face is not bad but that east face is steep steep steep. Thanks for reading!

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5 Responses to “Timpanogos Hike”

  1. Kirk Says:

    Cool! I hiked it last summer (not my first time!) up the Timpanooke trail. It really is a neat mountain. We saw goats, bull moose, pikas, and a million flowers. I’ve bombed off the face before to get to PG – it’s pretty fun! For added adventure, meet a crazy thunderstorm part way down (I’m terrified of lightening!) You guys are really adventurous … and in shape … and crazy for going up (and down) the way you did!

  2. Landon Says:

    Bait and Switch!
    Kyle: “Hey guys, take a look at this big fish I caught on my epic adventure in Alaska, report coming soon”
    Landon: “I think I’ll check Kyle’s blog several times a day, because I really want to see that report”
    Kyle: Posts a hiking trip he took and facebooked a month ago and smiles to himself as he watches his hit count climb into the stratosphere.

  3. Kyle Says:

    Haha, you know how it is!! I’m still waiting on photos from DJ.

  4. Brian Graf Says:

    Thanks for coming on this epic hike/climb without the opportunity to hunt or fish!! You were Awesome! Shows you’re a true outdoorsman! It was great to be up on top of those huge ridges we look at everyday from our home in Lindon. We live in a beautiful area for sure.

  5. Kyle Says:

    Thanks Dad! So grateful to have grown up close to those big mountains. Shaped my early years for sure.

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