I've climbed this 13 times now. It's been a family tradition to hike it once a year. Every time I've hiked it, I've seen mountain goats.
This is my favorite summit in Utah; I climb this mtn at least once every year.
We went up from Timpenooke(?) and went directly up the snow, which provided awesome glissading (and ragdolling) on the way down. Such a great area.
First time I climbed it in late july and was a very fun hike, in may though with the snow cover you can get some awsome glissading in. Also you can come directly up some of the rivers that are wterfalls and rapids later in the summer, saving time and adding fun! Great slides down the "glacier."
Great Climb. First time, couldn't beleive how beautiful the area was. Can't wait to do it again.
Brent & I took the Timpooneke Trail and made it up to the wind-raked summit hut in 3+10. The wildflowers on the north end of the meadow below the summit block were breathtaking. This is without question one of the nicest "mild" hikes in the Wasatch. This was my fourth time at the summit. On October 9, 2007 our small group plowed through 18 inches of snow up the glacier draw and topped out on "Second Summit" at 11,722'. Dave, Christine, Brent, Lana & me. Very windy but not cold. If the activity of the 9th weren't enough, Lana & I took the Timpooneke trail but angled north to intercept the summit ridge at a modest saddle at 11,282' and then followed the snow-icing ridge to the north peak. Nice little mailbox there. What a day and what views looking back south along the entire ridge. Well worth the effort. Lots of snow and some steep attaining the ridge. Have fun! On April 22, 2008, Brent, Lana & I ascended the Dry Canyon trail to a meandering, broad snowfield leading to the saddle south of the summit. Six hours later we were "resting" in the summit hut which was 2/3 filled with snow. This route was excellent. The snowfield is south of the Everest Ridge and is also called the Dry Canyon North Fork. #5 6-1-10 Dry Canyon trail to Everest ridge and to true summit in 5+15. Still plenty of very good snow above 8,300'. W/ Dave, Walt & Christine. Sloppy bookkeeping: a couple of climbs but not dates. #9 (?)10-20-12 Solo 3+07 to top in stiff winds above the saddle to the summit. Wonderful cell reception :) 2+32 down on a sunny fall day. #10 6-15-13 Mit herrlicher Gesellschaft und den zwei mit Energie gefuellten Hunden nach der Zweiten Spitze. Viel suedwestlichen Wind hat es heute gegeben. Schoen. #11 5-31-14 In allen Hinsichten war es eine herrliche Wanderung: der Schnee war gut und die Gesellschaft unbeschreiblich wunderbar. #12 6-20-15 Mit Brooke und Brent. 4+12 up; immer noch viel Schnee hoch und 3 Glissaden auf dem Rückweg. IVD #13 7-25-15 Fantastiches Ereigniss Mit Yz. #14 9-28-15 W/ Anne, Paula & Brent. Pleasant weather & eye-pleasing fall colors. IVD #15 10-27-15 W/ Brent. 3+52 up. Brutally cold winds from the saddle to the top. IVD #16 8-5-16 W/ Brent & Lana. 4+30 up, spectacular wild flowers in the upper meadow. #17 10-25-16 Solo. The most amazing rime ice decorated rocks, plants and the walls and rigging of the summit hut. Joined Trevor Taylor in the hut; we both marveled at the roiling clouds and occasional vistas. 3+52 up. #18 7-14-17 W/ Dave, Lana & Brent. 4+34 up from Timpooneke TH. Lots of lingering snowfields. Used crampons and ice ax for one stretch below the upper lea. #19 9-30-17. W/Yadahzoe. 4+36 up. Fierce winds from saddle. Wind chill @20 degrees. Icy trail from big early snow one week ago. #20 6-2-18 W/ Yadahzoe 6+20 up. Lots of snow from 8,800'. Crampons, ice ax, hairy traverses but awesome glissades coming down. Bluebird day, wild flowers in abundance already. #21 09-28-18 W/ Brent & Lana. 4+08 up on a scenic fall day, autumn colors awing the senses.
Summit 352 bagged today, continuing the lifetime summits record. Climbed the mountain over 30 times this summer. I think I'll go do the ridge trail for a while . . . something a bit more runnable. I'm tired.
Late start, around 9:30am, made it to the summit around 12:30pm. Fast decent, back to the camp ground before 3pm.
Classic route from Aspen Grove, my favorite mountain in winter and early spring. Solo climb.
Its not technical and there are a lot of people during the summer, but this is one of the best hikes in Utah!
Great hike, but lots of people.
Via Timponooke route. Saturday, so very crowded but a beautiful hike, probably the best I've done so far. Look forward to a future ascent via aspen grove in the future... and on a weekday. Wildflowers galor.
Beautiful day! Began at 7:15, clear weather till 12:30. The meadows were in full bloom, and convinced me to add this hike to my calendar for both August and September of this year. The weather was hot, and I look forward to future fall hiking.
This is a long hike. Beautiful waterfalls. Snowfield to cross above the cabin.
Nice solo hike on a beautiful summer morning - had the summit to myself.
Great day, perfect morning weather, awesome trip. While we sat at the summit hut, a fighter jet buzzed the summit. Very cool. Took a slide down the glacier, and a nice walk down to Aspen Grove.
hiked many times. this mountain has many facets. I love it.
From big baldy saddle there was quite a bit of bushwacking down low and loose shale above tree line. Not a very fun route without snow. Step was very straightforward. Descended down the traverse then glissaded down the snow into canyon to the east of the ridge (Dry creek canyon?)
I climbed this with Ammon Hatch, Cougarclimber, and Tatwood. Alot of fun and well worth the effort.
Climbed with Ammon Hatch, Ellesar, and CougarClimber. See TR called "Timpanogos by Moonlight".