Climbers can fall through the undermined snow 50 feet (15 m) or more into the icy stream underneath. Both trails join up in Timpanogos Basin, and the summit trail then crosses a saddle and continues along the western edge of the mountain ridge on up to the summit hut. Follow the trail past the lake and shack up to the saddle. If you drop trash or crap on the surface....please stop. On August 18, 2007 James Leblow, at age 12, reached the summit in 2:41:28 via a circuitous route on the Timpooneke and the Emerald Lake cutoff trails. If you hike the hill, please refresh up on leave no trace so the trail stays open. The location of the face is just a little bit north of the summit. Read the trip reports that have been put up for more information about routes and experiences. The Timpanogos summit trail connects to both the Timpooneke Trail #053 and the Mount Timpanogos Trail #052 and climbs to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. Does anyone know where the old trail goes from there? Peale Mt. They used to post their records in wikipedia until wikipedia decided that running records were not encyclopedic enough for them, so here are some interesting stats (if you have your own record, please comment! It has an interesting description of the history of the summit "shack" (as locals call it) which adorns Timp's main peak.From the summit of Mt. (Personal note, I met him on August 16, 2013 as he was coming down from the summit which he had made in about 3 hours. Two trails are the most common accesses to the summit, Timpooneke Trail (from American Fork Canyon) and Mount Timpanogos Trail near Aspen Grove (from Provo Canyon). Once at the summit, you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of Utah Valley and Utah Lake to the west, Lone Peak and American Fork Twin Peaks to the north, and the landscape east of … Timpanogos is a huge mountain, extending almost seven miles in a north to south direction with many of its peaks reaching over the 11000 foot mark. Proceed until you come to a fee booth (pay the fee ) and look for parking just beyond in a lot at the left. More recently, Kaden Hunter ran to the summit from the Timpooneke trailhead on July 26, 2010 in 2:13:40. Mount Timpanogos Trail Guide Since moving to Utah, dozens of people have told me that Mount Timpanogos is their favorite peak to hike in the greater Salt Lake region. Please read what is found on this page, it is very sobering and towards the end, it offers a list of those who have died on Mt. Another book mentioned above is "High in Utah", about the county highpoints and a mention of Mt. Ibapah Deseret Peak Flattop Peak (in the Oquirrh mtns)Utah's other prominence peaks are worth noting HEREMt. All risks are assumed by the participant. The wildflowers are normally at their peak from mid to end July or beginning of August. Phil Lowry is another who has summitted over 400 times. Depending on the amount of snow that year and how wet of a spring we had it could vary a little bit. Unfortunately, the elevation gain caused me to become light headed at the last stretch before the summit section along the ridgeline. You can find more information on this nice side trip here.Here's a link to an overview map of the areaAdditional info can be found.....HERE. To the south you see Mt. We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. A few years ago I went with a group of people from school to hike on the Timpooneke Trail to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. Timpanogos wildflower show - late July, Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling, Skiing. Timpanogos for the 600th time. Timpanogos is a huge mountain, extending almost seven miles in a north to south direction with many of its peaks reaching over the 11000 foot mark. The other shot, taken by Phil Lowry while actually taking a break from running to the summit, features the three highlights of Timpanogos: goats, flowers, and one of the main hiking trails 1500 feet below (the trail is the Emerald Lake cutoff from the Timpooneke Trail). Timpooneke Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway high in the Wasatch Mountains. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. I love this! Timpanogos, UT is the most beautiful place I’ve been in the Rocky Mountains. The spirits of the Chief and the Princess went into the mountain to be together forever as Mount Timpanogos. A ski pole. Timpanogos (locally referred to as “Timp”) towers over the valley floors below by more than 7,000 feet – an impressive sight that draws hikers of all ages to its trails. It should definitely be added to the main page. Ben Woolsey, aka "That Guy" a retired postal worker from Utah County, regularly places and maintains the summit register on the mountain. In spring, undercutting of deeply drifted snow by streams creates a hazard that has proven fatal on several occasions. Timpanogos experiences. From the parking lot, you'll find the most popular trail, the Aspen Grove trail that heads on up the mountainThe other way to access Mt. Kudos to all of them. It is a nearly seven mile long mountain with numerous peaks over 11,000 feet. One interesting fact about Mt. I'll take it and regardless of how long any of you take to reach the summit, it isn't the time it took, its the fact that you had the resolve to get it done and you can pat yourself on the back. My 12 year old son Kaden Hunter ran to the summit from the Timpooneke trailhead today July 26, 2010 in 2:13:40. It towers over the Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove area and its a very dominant feature. Friends Jason Renfro and Chris Gladden began the challenge Thursday and made their final descent Saturday. The summit of Mount Timpanogos is 11,752 feet. Finally in June members of Utah County SAR found his body some 1800 feet below the PLS (point last seen). Driving a motorhome or towing a trailer is discouraged on the Alpine Highway - it is a steep and narrow road, with many tight corners and blind curves. Mt. It was really hard and strenuous for me, so a little pass Scout Falls some others and I had to turn around and head back down. This is a popular trail on any nice summer day. The Mount Timpanogos ... Overview The search was to resume this morning, according Gilbert, who added, "We're holding high hopes at this time. Pfeifferhorn (3452 m) 15.9 km: 3. Nebo and to the north you can make out Lone Peak, the Pfeifferhorn, Broads Fork, Sunrise, and Dromedary Peaks. 11,749′ Mt. Mount Timpanogos has a local Legend to it. You need to be prepared for the unexpected and proceed accordingly. Read the neat article HEREI hope the link will remain working for awhile since it is a very nice article about Ben and his dedication to hiking to the summit on a regular basis. CONGRAT'S BEN, YOU ARE AMAZING.Here is a TV link (for as long as it will stay up)  that is a nice tribute to Ben. : ) On my last trip up the Timpooneke trail, I saw three deer and about a dozen mountain goat and too many pikas to count. The Timpanogos summit trail connects to both the Timpooneke trail #053 and the Mount Timpanogos trail #052 and climbs to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. An alternate version of the legend is that she was being sent up the mountain as a sacrifice, and was rescued by someone she thought was a god, but when he was later injured and she realized he was human, she completed her sacrifice by throwing herself off the mountain. As the month progressed, more items were found. Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Mon night, stormy winds from the SW by Wed morning). Theater in the Pines is a large group campsite located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in the Wasatch Mountains. This year, 2008, we are seeing a huge snow season and so reading this might serve to remind us of avalanche danger: January 2nd 2006Snowshoer lost in avalanche; boarder missingBy Jason Bergreen The Salt Lake Tribune Two people were missing in Utah's snow-packed mountains Saturday night - a Salt Lake County snowshoer swept away in an avalanche in the Timpanogos Mountains and a teenage snowboarder who disappeared after apparently venturing into an out-of-bounds area of Snowbird Ski resort.At 11:30 p.m., search and rescue teams in Salt Lake and Utah counties were still searching for the teen, who was reported missing in the Mineral Basin area, said Utah County Sgt. We started from Aspen Grove. The bottom is lush and inviting. There are 2 different trail options to choose from; The Aspen Grove trail near Sundance Ski resort or the Timpanooke trail through American Fork Canyon. Named by the indigenous people to this area, Timpanogos roughly translates into "water on rock". Dork. We are fortunate to have many very good ones posted for this mountain. I've also seen the cross country teams from local highschools run to the summit and back. Listed here as "Elevation: 14743 ft / 4494 m"??? Places to camp near the Timpooneke trail are spaced adequately apart with the best camping in the area just as you enter the basin at about 10,000 feet. The trail Mr. Alder liked goes on straight at that part. PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – Two trail runners summited Mt. Timpanogos is a great viewpoint for lots of these prominence peaks that abound in the area. At 11,752 feet, it’s the second-highest peak in the Wasatch and is known for its vibrant wildflowers, resident mountain goats, and sweeping views. -- Timpanogos is one of the (8) 5000 ft. prominence peaks in the state of Utah. The best places to camp on the Aspen Grove trail are found at the "upper bench" area (about 3/4ths of the way to Emerald Lake) just above the conclusion of the many zig zagging switchbacks. Be aware of uneven terrain, steep cliffs, and exposed cliff bands along the trail. Utah has (8) 5000 ft. prominence peaks: Kings Peak Mt. (666), Climber's Log Entries Mt. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. At 11,749 feet, it is the second-highest summit of the Wasatch Mountains (only Mt Nebo is higher). Timp, One of (57) 5000 ft. Prominence Peaks in USA, View Mt. Even better is to go up Timpooneke, then down Aspen Grove to a little-used but excellent trail will take you around Roberts' Ridge and over to Horse Flat and the Alpine Loop summit, where you can take the Great Western Trail back to Timpooneke. The various legends are versions of a story once told at the annual pre-Timp Hike firesides by "Timp" Roberts. Anyone who is interested in visiting Mount Timpanogos can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Mount Timpanogos needs very little introduction. Timpanogos Mt. There are some campgrounds on the American Fork Canyon road although theTimpooneke campground would be the most convenient for those who will hike the Timpooneke trail. Timpanogos as well. "This was my first attempt to summit Mount Timpanogos. People have died on this mountain and you need to treat it with respect. Multiple uninterrupted summit records include that of Lowry, who has run to the summit and back twice in succession in 6:45 via the Timpooneke trail, and the endurance record of David Crockett of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Also, one other book worth checking is Dave Hall's Hiking Utah book. Timpanogos by Michael Kelsey and the book called High in Utah " by Michael Weibel and Dan Miller. Anyone else?This page, adds a trip report to the collection, so check it out.Neat pic of Mt. © 2020 The Outbound Collective - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy. You can reach the summit of Mount Timpanogos along either the Aspen Grove or Timpooneke trail. There was also a lot of trail cuttings, and the trails up there are in pretty rough condition. Timp's elevation is 11,752' above sea level with 5,270' of topographic prominence. But either trail is going to be amazing! Go East on 189 for 7 miles to the Sundance Ski resort turnoff (watch for it just after you go through a tunnel) and turn left on highway 92 for 6 miles, going past the Sundance ski area and the Aspen Grove recreation area. Timpanogos. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Will be attempting again earlier in the morning to avoid the heat and summit." The summit is a small point in the long ridge about midway on the mountain. The Legend is about an Indian Princess and an Indian Chief that were in love with each other. It was really beautiful and Scout Falls was nice and cold. Paul Wake The best time of year to climb Mt. Timpanogos. Please do not park illegally, recently they have been towing illegally parked cars, and it is probably an expensive bill! Phil Lowry did tell me where the access to the old trail segment is, and I found it, but after heading up the old trail through the overgrowth, and switchbacking the other direction awhile I got to a rock ledge where the trail seemed to disappear into a bunch of game trails. Scout Falls is about a mile and a half up the Timpanooke Trail and is marked by a sign at the top of the first major switchback. All Rights Reserved. Hike the North Summit of Mount Timpanogos, Hike to Timpanogos Basin via Timpooneke Trail. The Timpanogos Summit Trail begins 300 yards west of Emerald Lake where Aspen Grove and Timpooneke Trails join. The second highest peak in the Wasatch. Timpanogos as a training ground during a previous winter.I might add that I've been up this mountain twice and everytime I look up at it, it tempts me to want to be up on top again. Aaron Maizlish has put together this fantastic map of the Western United States showing the peaks that qualify for this special rating. The search for the missing snowshoer was in the same general area where three friends were killed in an avalanche Dec. 26, 2003.Rod Newberry, 20, of Pleasant Grove; Adam Merz, 18; and Mike Hebert, 19, both of Orem, were among a group of five friends swept down as they snowboarded in the Roberts Horn Chute of Aspen Grove, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Sundance Ski Resort. Do not park in the campground or at the Aspen Grove Alumni Resort, you will be ticketed or towed. It is best during the fall when the leaves have changed color, but let's be honest, it's always great. It took us 4.5 hours to reach the summit and 3 hours to get back down. They are by far the biggest four-legged danger on the mountain. Runners regularly train on Timp. Snow obliterates the trail for a good part of the year and there are places where ice axe and crampons would be needed. See route reports for maps but this is the most popular route as shown below. Nebo Mt. I've stood on top of both Mt. Mt. (Days 3-6): A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri afternoon. Turns out that's wrong. Check out his new book HERE.The other book is by Mike Kelsey and is totally about Mt. Hike along the ridge for about a mile and a half until you reach the north summit. White Baldy (3451 m) 15.4 km: 2. Timpanogos in them and the newest kid on the block is written by SP'er Randy Winters. This is the Timpooneke trail to the towering summit of Mt. Timpanogos. We hauled out a trash bag full of garbage, including a zip lock bag full of human excrement that was left next to the trail and wrappers to food and snacks. The peak is huge. As of late 2017, the number is now over 955 and climbing. Timpanogos (UT) Image Gallery - 666 Images. -- The fastest documented time to the summit and back via the Timpooneke Trail is that of Phil Lowry, 48, of Mapleton, Utah, who did the round-trip in 2:55 on August 9, 2009. Be aware of uneven terrain, steep cliffs, and exposed cliff bands along the trail. Go straight up the southwest side of Primrose Cirque and keep climbing until it levels out continue past East Timp to the shelter by Emerald Lake. (267), Comments I read … According to Wikipedia (and several other sources), the elevation of Timpanogos is 11,752' (3,582m)? There is a shocking amount of trash and unburied human waste in the basin, including excrement and feminine hygiene products in the trees. The vast circues and basins were carved and gouged into this mountain by much more extensive glaciation as recently as 12000+ years ago. Altamont Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway high in the Wasatch Mountains. Pretty doggone good for a guy 71 years old at the time. Go 8 miles until you enter the American Fork Canyon and you'll be confronted by a fee booth. Timp, you have an impressive drop that looks straight down on Emerald Lake below which demonstrates the exposure on the northeast side.An interesting note is that the '92 Utah Mt. Vanman's pic at the summit in late October, Fred Beckey's Great Peaks of the Continent, Routes I won't try and explain the concept of Prominence but it is worthy to note that Mt. Ben is hoping to reach ONE THOUSAND  by August or September of 2018. As mentioned earlier, there are two main trails that provide easy access to Timp's summit. This challenging trail boasts of beautiful wildflowers, as well as opportunities to spot wildlife including mountain goats. adventures and follow local regulations. Winter climbing requires a different level of experience and risk taking but the challenge is there and Timp is climbed in all seasons. "We shared a … The true summit sees hundreds of people a day during the summer months but rarely anyone goes to the north summit, which is just as spectacular. On top of Mount Timpanogos is a summit hut, which is visible to the keen eye from down in the valley some 6000 feet above. Winter climbing requires advanced mountaineering ability. Timpanogos is, you also have to consider the many peaks that also are part of the mountain and now have pages here on Summitpost. If full, look for additional parking just up the road. I have many pictures to post. It rises 7000 feet from the valley floor and draws your gaze to it again and again.This mountain may be the most popular one in the state of Utah and is certainly the most climbed. Timp, as the locals call it, is the 2nd highest mountain in the Wasatch range (only Mt. The views were breathtaking. Thanks for the heads up. Other than getting sick and turning back, the hike was really excellent and I enjoyed it a lot. There's an old article in the newspaper ( about the original route of the Aspen Grove (Mount Timpanogos) trail. He hikes the mountain on Monday (often does two climbs in the same day), Weds, Fri, and Saturday so keep your eyes open for him and thank him for the effort he puts into maintaining the summit register.) The forecast for Saturday night was expected to be warm, around 32-degrees, but windy and snowy all night. Timpanogos, you can see many of the other meaningful summits of the Wasatch. Hike to the most northern peak on the majestic Mount Timpanogos. The Outbound works best with JavaScript enabled. Everest expedition used Mt. Th... Start at the Aspen Grove trailhead for Mt. At the rocky ledge there was a big stick that looked as if it had been placed pointing uphill, to direct hikers up that way. Yes indeed, a big oops. Overview He now has over 835 summits of the mountain and will keep pushing that record higher and higher. Frederick's sister, Tamara Love, said she was told her brother got caught in some trees and was able to stop himself in the slide.Gilbert said Frederick searched the area but could not find his friend, who Love said was a man named Marshal. The Daily Herald recently had this superb story about him. Any information provided here cannot substitute for your own sound judgement and decision making skills. Water is plentiful on both trails but as usual, consider treating it prior to drinking by filtering or boiling it. On August 28, 2013, Ben Woolsey climbed Mt. It is the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range, and with two excellent trails leading to its summit, it is probably the most famous mountain in Utah. From the saddle, instead of heading south to the true summit, you will take a right and head north. Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen Grove is a 15.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. — custerrcaitlyn • Jul 29, 2018 One route that poses more of a challenge is to use ice axe and crampons to go up the glacier route, although this is generally best in the early and late spring. While I'm posting, I'll add that I heard that after 50 years the Forest Service can consider structures to be historical. Timpanogos. Lick HERE. The scrambling is very moderate along the ridge. Darren Gilbert.The teen, who was believed to be snowboarding out of bounds at the Snowbird ski resort, was reported missing about 6 p.m. Gilbert said poor weather and visibility was hampering searchers, who set up command at Tibble Fork Reservoir. To this day they are still part of Timpanogos. Hennessey Hammock users can find many places to camp in the trees prior to timberline. Overview North Timpanogos also called North Peak of Mount Timpanogos is the highest of the Northern summits of Mount Timpanogos. Best done in late spring to when the snow flies in the fall.Scout Falls is worth a visit when the snowmelt is in full swing. The glacier is one of the highlights for many of those who summit the mountain, using it as a quick descent route. The canyon is closed during snowfall so this is only accessible between May-Nov usually. The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. One additional attraction that is easily worth a side trip to is Timpanogas Cave National Monument. Timpanogos is the second highest peak in the Wasatch at 11,749 feet, just below Mt. Know your limits, prepare appropriately and remain wary of summit fever. Latest trip report below:Best Utah Hike - Timpooneke LoopWasatchvoyage made a recent visit to the summit on May 20th but it was under winter conditions. There are several decent places to camp but be forewarned that they generally are taken early on the weekends. I'm sure there are bear and probably cougars (not the BYU kind) also but I have no personal experience with bear information in this area but I indeed have seen many BYU cougars on the trails. Timpanogos can be seen here, When you consider what a huge mountain overall that Mt. This heart is the combinded hearts of the Chief and the Princess.

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