Mt. Timpanogos (UT) Climber's Log

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peachey

peachey - Oct 17, 2007 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002

Aspen Grove Trail - night hike under full moon  Sucess!

(1) September 21, 2002: My college roommate and I decided to climb Timp at night under a full moon. We hit the trail about midnight under clear, bright night skies. At Emerald Lake we decided to nap for a couple of hours so that we could time our ascent to the top to coincide with the sunrise. Sure enough, we arrived just before 7:00 am in time to see the sun rise. If you have the stamina, I would highly recommend doing a night climb under a bright moon. There's nothing like it!

(2) August 30, 2003: Hiked it with my brother and sister-in-law.

spengy

spengy - Oct 5, 2007 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Labor Day Hike  Sucess!

Went by myself. Got a late start (on the trail by 11:30) Took the Aspen Grove route. There were quite a few people on the trail, but I was surprised there weren't more considering Timp's popularity and the day I chose to go.

The hike was fairly uneventful. One interesting point was when I decided to hike up the glacier from the lake instead of just taking the trail. I do not recommend this. It is doable, but very difficult. Towards the top of the glacier it gets very steep and all you have to walk on is loose rock. When I finally got up the glacier and met some people I was asked "Were you the guy who climbed up the glacier?" They thought I was crazy. In retrospect, I was crazy.

View from the top was nice - not hazy. On the way down, the large goat herd that lives on Timp was milling around the trail. I got some great pictures that I still need to post here on summitpost. Much farther down the trail, perhaps 30 minutes from the trailhead, I ran into three large moose! They were right off the trail. It was too dark to get any good pictures without my tripod. When I got my tripod out and set up and finally set the timer on my camera, the moose walked away. I was irritated.

What a great mountain.

vanman798

vanman798 - Oct 5, 2007 2:59 pm

Re: Labor Day Hike

You were lucky the moose walked away. Moose are more deadly than bears. For "reals". :)

mfox79

mfox79 - Oct 4, 2007 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2007

Aspen Grove  Sucess!

we set up camp at hidden lake and climbed the peak the next day, incredible views of the wasatch. this had to be my favorite 1st class scramble of all time. if i where to do this one again I would do it in a day rather then lug 30#s of gear up 3000ft vertical gain.

scramblingbadger

scramblingbadger - Sep 24, 2007 10:28 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 1979

Tough hike for occasional hikers

Went hiking up Timpanogos on a family Memorial Day weekend hike. But, not everyone was up to a full trip to the summit, so we turned back after hiking for several hours. Despite turning back, we all enjoyed the great views along the way.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Sep 22, 2007 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

A little rescue

I hiked the Aspen Grove route with a couple of friends. Since afternoon thunderstorms were rolling in, we decided to turn back at the saddle.

On the way up we found a man and his son stuck up on a dry waterfall. They lost the trail on the way down and ended up descending a steep water-carved channel. We helped them downclimb back to the main trail. Although they were visibly nervous, they both did great for their first bouldering experience. Hopefully their next one won't be so exciting. :)

Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer - Sep 15, 2007 12:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

First Time  Sucess!

First time up via Timpooneke trail. Made it to the top in about 2.5 hours. Great views of a storm coming in.

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:53 pm

timp  Sucess!

not sure how many times Ive done this one... I love this hill.

mrp281

mrp281 - Sep 4, 2007 8:37 pm

Timp is Pimp  Sucess!

Annual Labor day tradition...note to self...wear sunscreen

tannerpuma15

tannerpuma15 - Aug 31, 2007 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

tannerpuma15  Sucess!

One of the best hikes in Utah and early summer is great for wild flowers and less people. Go for the sun rise and you'll wish you'd seen the sunset.

SundanceKid203

SundanceKid203 - Aug 22, 2007 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Timp  Sucess!

I have wanted to climb Timp for a long time and it was a great hike!

leftfield

leftfield - Aug 9, 2007 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Just Visiting  Sucess!

Weren't even aware of Mt. Timp until a visit 2 years ago. Made a note to come back and climb it. Did that this July on a beautiful day. Great climb in beautiful country. LOTS of mountain goats. Nine and a half PAGES of entries in the summit register the day before. What's up with that?

Outdoorpartner

Outdoorpartner - Aug 2, 2007 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Great day  Sucess!

Beautiful weather. A light rain on the way down helped cool things off a bit (felt GREAT). Saw a herd of about 20 mtn goats near the hut on the way down, and 2 moose almost to the trail head.

kris247

kris247 - Jul 28, 2007 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Timpooneke Trail  Sucess!

Nearly perfect day, the trail wasn't too crowded, and the sun wasn't too hot. The glacier sure is getting small.

dandrew

dandrew - Jul 21, 2007 5:47 pm

Multiple Trips

I climbed Timp the first time in July 2004 via the Timpooneke trail--came down the glacier and down the Aspen Grove trail. I have climbed it every year since (Aug.'05, Sept.'06, Jul. & Sept.'07), but always from the Aspen Grove side (it's closer to my house). Timp is one of my favorite mountains!

ridgegirl

ridgegirl - Jul 1, 2007 2:35 am

First peak in Utah  Sucess!

First climbed it on the Aspen trail in 2005. Have done it a few times since then on that trail and tried Everest Ridge this last spring without success. Maybe next year...

seanpeckham

seanpeckham - Jun 1, 2007 3:02 am

four times  Sucess!

- overnighter time from Aspen Grove, July 1996
- two day hikes from Timpooneke in August 1997 and June 2000
- ridge traverse from Bomber Peak to South Timpanogos on July 20, 2008, as a loop from a base camp in Timp Basin.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 5:37 pm

Labor day 2000  Sucess!

Made it to the top from Aspen Grove. Nice weather, cold on top.

LonePeakFreak

LonePeakFreak - Apr 27, 2007 1:48 pm

Labor Day crowds  Sucess!

Tons of people but a great hike anyway.

soccerman

soccerman - Dec 26, 2006 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

over 10 acents  Sucess!

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.

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