Mind Over Mountain

Yesterday I finally did something I had been planning to do for over 4 years. I climbed Mt. Timpanogos. We encountered what I will now forever call, Satan's Cliff of Eternal Hell and Damnation.

A Patriotic Surprise

Then all of a sudden, I saw an American flag vigorously waving in the stiff breeze to my left. I started to walk toward it and then realized it was perched on the very edge of a sheer rock cliff.

A Not-So-Secret Lake

This is one of Ann's photos. Very nice! Frequenters to this blog will know that I have had a wonderful hiking season so far this year. I have had lots of milestones reached and have experienced amazing beauty. Today reached a whole new level. Wildflowers were everywhere on today's most amazing hike! And when I … Continue reading A Not-So-Secret Lake

Climbing Closer to the Summit

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.

Timpooneke Delight

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.

Primrose Overlook

Sometimes being in the wrong place works out fine. My hike today was an example of that.