It was an interesting week for hiking and photography. Here are some of the best of the best.
The 4th of July weekend presented lots of holiday fun and also lots of hiking beauty. This post focuses on the hiking.
After hiking up the hill, I discovered that there was a lot more to the trail.
As we were nearing the apex of the day's hike, we heard a noise off in the distance. It was a loud whhhrrrrr. Right after hearing it, we both recognized it as the sound of a zip line.
The poppies are blossoming. The first of the season.
Some of my favorite snaps from the past week's hikes in Utah.
However, twice in the past week I have felt impressed to take the 4 mile drive to Utah Lake. I was not disappointed either time. The first visit, I came across ice fisherman and on today's visit, I found the broken ice sheets at sunset.
The best of my photos from June 2020.
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.