Monday, September 20, 2010

Mount Timpanogos!

So I didn't get to hike Table Rock this year due to the weather, so I decided that I would try Mount Timpanogos in Utah instead.  Here are the differences in the hikes:

Elevation:  Table Rock (11,300 ft) vs. Timpanogos (11,749 ft)
Elevation Gain during Hike: Table Rock (4100 ft) vs. Timpanogos (5300 ft)
Miles Round Trip: Table Rock (11 miles) vs Timpanogos (15 miles)

All-in-all I say that Mount Timpanogos was a great replacement for my original goal of hiking Table Rock.  It was BEAUTIFUL.  Prepare yourself for picture overload:
About an hour into the trail.  The hike goes up that steep wall face and hits a meadow right under the peak of that mountain.
Great view from about 1/3rd into the hike.  The trailhead is at the very bottom of the valley.
At the meadow approaching the base of Timp.
There she is!  If you look very closely you can see the tiny shelter we will end up at.
This trail is so much scarier in real life.  I don't do heights well.
At the shelter!  We made it!!
Check out the view straight down!  Eesh!
Highest I've ever climbed!
View for miles...
See the scary trail?
Another view of Emerald Lake
Happy with the hubby!
There is a yellow tent down there.  Can you find it?
Utah Lake to the left
Coming back down the hike...
Timp on the Right.
Back down at Emerald Lake
Happy at the waterfall!


  1. That looks like an awesome hike! Gorgeous pictures. I'd be a bit scared at part of that trail. I am not fond of cliffs!

  2. Oh my goodness! That is so amazing!

  3. Now I want to go back and hike it!! Seems like a great hike.

  4. Becky, I'm a new follower enjoying your success stories and am very impressed with the goals you have achieved. I am a runner as well but have only been at it for about 8 months now. I blog about many other things as well.

    Timp hike is my all time favorite. I have tried to do it annually in the past but have missed a few years. I understand your photos perfectly of the scariness of the heights. I find complete peace in just stopping at the saddle at the top and then coming back down.