A couple friends asked if I wanted to hike this mountain called Timp with them one Saturday. I said YES and have hiked six more peaks in UT & NV since then. Caught the bug I guess! We climbed via the Timpooneke trail with a descent on the glacier from the peak. This was an awesome hike - the view when reaching the bowl at 10,000' was superb.
We did have a scary moment on the glacier though - a teenager lost his footing and tumbled down the rocky surface a couple hundred feet. He was cut and bruised pretty good, but one of the guys in our group had a first aid kit and took care of the boy. We all helped get him down to the cabin by the lake for medical attention. I'm glad it all turned out alright!
(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.
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.
You were lucky the moose walked away. Moose are more deadly than bears. For "reals". :)
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.
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.
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. :)
First time up via Timpooneke trail. Made it to the top in about 2.5 hours. Great views of a storm coming in.
not sure how many times Ive done this one... I love this hill.
Annual Labor day tradition...note to self...wear sunscreen
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.
I have wanted to climb Timp for a long time and it was a great hike!
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?
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.
Nearly perfect day, the trail wasn't too crowded, and the sun wasn't too hot. The glacier sure is getting small.
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!
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...
- 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.
Made it to the top from Aspen Grove. Nice weather, cold on top.
Tons of people but a great hike anyway.