The trail itself is fantastic. There are sections that are simply magical. Birds chirping, Aspen leaves ruffling, waterfalls churning and the greens and flowers and views are quite nice.
Today, Ann and I climbed up more than half way to 4.1 miles. We had a 2,100 foot elevation increase on this wonderfully beautiful journey on a day with perfect hiking weather. Another key milestone for today was the fact that we reached 9,500 feet of altitude on the hike. That is the highest I have ever been hiking.
One of trails that leads to the summit of Timp is the Timpooneke (tim-poo-new-key) Trail. This morning, after the rain stopped, I drove up into American Fork Canyon and went to the trail. My intention was to hike about 1.4 miles in on the trail, count it as a bit of practice for the 14.2 mile hike to the summit and back.
Sometimes being in the wrong place works out fine. My hike today was an example of that.
It was a power packed morning of photographic awesomeness. I was able to photograph nature, waterfalls, birds, landscapes, and a wedding in progress.
While photographing the falls, I noticed a momma and daddy bird building a nest on the big rock at the falls.
This is the 1st of 2 pix that I tool from the exact same spot on the stream. I simply did a 180 and took the 2nd picture, which is below. They both came out nice. Yana and I drove to American Fork Canyon today. It was my first trip there. I didn't realize it … Continue reading First Journey to American Fork Canyon