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ecallahanRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove Trailhead Date Climbed: 7 August 2004  Sucess!

ecallahan

Made this hike more difficult that it is by bringing my 11 week old puppy. Had to pack her a few times, making a slow go at things, but other than that she did great. Hiked at night, hit the saddle in time for a bacon and egg breakfast (should have charged). Mass of mountain goats came down to spy. Pups made it to the top and crashed for an hour. Beautiful view of several different valleys from the top. Slid down glacier for a quicker jaunt back to the car.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 2:25 pm

robtvahleRoute Climbed: Timpanooke Date Climbed: June, 2004

robtvahle

Saw a moose cow and her calf. On the Timpanooke trail. This area of Utah, represents the southernmost range of the moose in the Americas.
Posted Jul 31, 2004 11:42 am

Scott WesemannRoute Climbed: Timpanooke Date Climbed: 8/96

Scott Wesemann

This was a fun hike and the scenery was incredible! The approach was very scenic and there were numerous meadows and wild flowers. After reaching the summit we decided to descend via the snow field on the North side. While glissading down I scraped all of the skin off of one of my elbows..OUCH! When we reached the lake there was a teenage girl that lost half of her ass doing the same thing in short shorts..BIGGER OUCH!

9/1/10- Started at 10:45 PM from Timpanooke and ran most of the way up. Reached the summit in 2:15 and it was so COLD on top. Ran most of the way down, but I couldn't see very well, so I was slow. total time 4:20. Home and in bed before 4:00 AM and made it to work on time. So fun!

9/20/10- 3:00 AM start. Didn't pass another person on the way up (a first). Had the summit to ourselves at 5:00 AM. It was windy and cold on top. 1:45 on the descent.

6/29/12- With Jun32 and Matt. 2:08 up and 3:40 round trip

7/21/12- With Jun32 from Timpanookee. 2:02 up and 3:15 car to car.

9/29/12- With my friend Rob from Timpanookee. 2:04 to the summit on a perfect day.

7/3/13- With Jun32 and a group several others. This was done in the dark, so not super fast, but had a blast. 2:12 to the top.

8/23/13- With Jennilyn. Going for multiple ascents. Summit #1 was enjoyable, but it started to rain on us pretty hard a mile from the trailhead. 3:40 round trip. Took a break and went back up for #2. Got to the saddle and a storm was moving in, so we ran hard to the summit. Up in 2:15. Ran hard all the way back down to the upper basin and it rained most of the way. We wore ponchos the entire second lap. J-Lynn went for #3, but got weathered off at the saddle. We'll be back.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 2:18 am

mtn runrRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: April 3, 2004  Sucess!

mtn runr

This is the crown jewel of the Wasatch. Too bad it gets so much traffic. Been on top many times. My favorite route is a big loop starting at Timpanooke TH parking lot but not going up the Timpanooke Trail. Instead, go up the jeep road past the campgrounds for 45 minutes, climb into Julie Andrews Meadow, go up the ridge North of Wooly Hole to North Peak (where there is a summit register) and follow the summit ridge South to the summit, come down the "glacier", pass the Emerald Lake shelter and descend Timpanooke trail back to the car.
Posted May 21, 2004 10:35 pm

dillweedRe: Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: April 3, 2004

dillweed

cool route! how difficult is the rigdge from Julie Andrews up to the top of North Peak?
Posted Nov 6, 2006 6:20 am

GumpieRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove-Emerald Lake-Loop over peak and Timp Glacier-Grand Staircase to Timpooneke Date Climbed: summer 2001  Sucess!

Gumpie

Wonderful and cool summer day, hiking up from Aspen Grove. My hiking buddy took a nap at the shelter and waited untill I returned from the peak. We continued hiking to Timpooneke where we had a shuttle car.
Posted May 19, 2004 9:13 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: June 19, 2001  Sucess!

IdahoSummits

I fell in love with this area. The hike through the waterfalls to the alpine scene above was awesome. Spent a lot of time on low angled snow slopes to get to the ridge. Fun hike, unique area!
Posted May 7, 2004 3:32 pm

hardy301Route Climbed: Timpanooke Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!
Very scenic, fun hike. Very little patches of snow. I will be hiking it again in 2004.
Posted Apr 28, 2004 4:52 pm

KimberlyRoute Climbed: Timpanookee Date Climbed: August 3, 1998  Sucess!

Kimberly

A great hike.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 4:53 pm

imontopRoute Climbed: Timponookee Date Climbed: Aug 1978 and 2000  Sucess!

imontop

Did it as an 8 yr old with my brother. Scared the crap out of me the first time! Reached it again as a warm-up for Kings. One of the greatest hikes in Utah, and I'll never get tired of it. If you like big mountains, this one's yours! Ran into a llama on the trail, left by someone. He wasn't a very nice one either!
Posted Dec 19, 2003 10:14 pm

Jared ScottRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove and Timpanookee Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!
An awesome Wasatch front peak! 2nd time up was jogging up with the local cross-country team.
Posted Nov 25, 2003 1:19 pm

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: both Date Climbed: multiple  Sucess!

MrWasatch

Multiple trips up both Aspen Grove and Timpooneke trails. Both are long and very scenic. Hope to bag some of the secondary summits soon.
Posted Sep 26, 2003 12:44 pm

Chris WalkerRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: July thisyear  Sucess!
I climbed it.
Posted Aug 27, 2003 3:12 pm

belexesRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: August 3, 2002  Sucess!

belexes

Weather was good, mostly sunny, though it was windy and cold at the summit. Lots of hikers on the trail, pretty typical for a summer afternoon. Great views from the summit.
Posted Aug 22, 2003 2:17 pm

ScottTimp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1981

Scott

I've been all over this mountain many, many times as it's the best peak in the Rockies.

The first time I climbed the peak was on July 4 1981, just after turning seven years old. Last time I climbed the peak was on August 30 1998.

Some other ascents (there are more than the ones below):

July 1984
July 1987
July 4 1992
September 1993
August 1994
September 29 1996
Posted Aug 21, 2003 1:06 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove & Timpanooke Trail Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

grandwazoo

My most favorite mountain
Posted Jul 29, 2003 10:16 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: June 9, 2003  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

A nice 4.5 hour hike to the top. There was still a lot of snow, and my ice axe was definitely vital. Snow level was just under 10,000 feet, and I had to break trail to get to the saddle. The glissade down the "glaciar" was a little tricky, since an earlier avalanche had left a 4-7ft deep crown stretching across most of the slope. I had to downclimb the upper slope (which was about a 50 degree slope) and traverse far enough to the side to glissade down to the side of the crown.

The weather that day was rainy, but the clouds cleared just long enough to reach the summit and get off the ridgeline before I got pelted with sleet.
Posted Jun 16, 2003 11:02 pm

tonybell1Route Climbed: Timpanooke Trail Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

tonybell1

Long day, beautiful on the summit
Posted Mar 2, 2003 7:13 pm

bighigazRoute Climbed: Timpanooke Trail Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!

bighigaz

My cousin Dane Sorensen and I set out to climb to the peak as quickly as possible the summer after I graduated from highschool, and if I remember right we made it in 3.5 hours or so... I doubt if I could do it that quickly again, but it was amazing, the mountain goats were friendly, and I scratched my girlfriends name in the summit "hut"... It's time to go back and make sure it gets scratched out, if it is still there!!! I've never seen more beautiful valleys with such amazing flowers in my life! According to my cousin, they were in the middle of a serious droubt... could've fooled me! There was also remnants of an avalanche, and a little "ice cave" underneath the snow and Ice with a stream running out of it. Utah is trully a beautiful place.
Posted Dec 23, 2002 4:30 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Timpanooke route Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Dean

My son-in-law and I made this an overnighter, camping out at the 10000 foot mark and then getting up early to finish the hike/climb. We finished the next day, facing into a stiff westerly wind. The wind died as we got to the metal hut that is on top of the peak and couldn't find the register that was supposed to be there. The view was outstanding in all directions, especially the one that is straight down its east face (1500 feet).

(I had been up it before as a day hike via the Aspen Grove trail but the overnighter was special)
Posted Dec 10, 2002 11:16 am

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