As part of an epic day with Ben Stokes. Starting at the Aspen Grove TH we first summitted Elk Point. From there we followed the Razorback Ridge to the "Shoulder" and on up to the South Summit. From the South Summit of Timp we continued heading along the ridge to Timp's SE summit before ultimately traversing around the cockscomb ridge that frames the massive Big Provo Cirque. We worked our way down through some fairly major cliff bands to the top of Sundance Ski Resort and followed service roads down to the base of Sundance.
First time here. The ascent from the Hidden Lakes cirque to the saddle is, shall we say, a bit frustrating because there is no trail and it is quite steep all the way. Patience is a virtue, and you need a lot of it for this ascent. The views from the summit are terrific. I placed a new summit "jar" (plastic) there in the big cairn which marks the summit high point.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe