Nice hike up the Aspen Grove trail. Busy day on the mountain, despite all of the snow. Temperatures were nice and cool...because it was raining!
Great Hike, Dean and I started at 6:30 am and summited at 11:15 We took the Timponeke trail up. 5 hours up, 3 down. Lots of wildlife! and a few animals too. This was one of my favorite hikes, A classic as a friend told me! Dean is great to hike with and I had a great time
Our route didn't take us to the true summit. Started at Aspen Grove 6890 ft @ 5am) once we attained the saddle (11,300 ft) we traversed south to the SE summit (11,600 ft @11am, total gain 4710 ft) and skied the East Ridge, an epic ski run, steep the whole way, navigating cliff bands and a bushwhack to the Stewart Falls trail to complete the trip back to Aspen Grove lot. Start time 5am, end time nearly 9 hrs later at 1:50pm.
Great summer hike, very refreshing to be up and out of the heat. Great glissade down the glacier above Emerald Lake, that same day a hiker broke his leg glissading down.
The Timpanooke trail is super easy...go for a walk, summit, and get back home with a great feeling of satisfaction b/c you spent all day out side but didn't have to work very hard to get great views and a nice summit experience.
Probably my favorite peak, I try to climb it at least once a year but I just moved back to Utah so I haven't in a few years. Would love to try an alpine style winter climb someday.
Great conditions this winter.
An early first summer of mountaineering summit
Started hike from Aspen Grove at 3am. Summited by 6am to see the sunrise. The moon was bright so I didn't even use a flashlight past the waterfall. Since I wasn't using a flashlight my eyes adjusted to the dark so well that at one point I noticed the plants around me and the trail in front of me were all of sudden getting lighter. So I stopped and looked up in the dark sky and saw a very bright shooting star travelling towards the earth at a fairly sharp angle. And I could even hear a slight "fffttt" sound. After the meteor burned up I could still see it's trail illuminated by the light of the moon.
Definitely one of the coolest experiences I've had. Also I did the whole hike up and down with a quart of water. I was so dehydrated. I also got off the trail and lost for awhile crossing the boulder field on the north side of Timp.
That day was my birthday and later on I went water-skiing for the first time.
7/16/06 - Aspen Grove - Timp was one of my goals for 2006 when I first started hiking. Got to do it twice that year.
9/10/06 - Timpooneke - One of Greg's friends wanted to do Timp so we decided to try a different trail.
Left parking lot at 9:07 pm summited at 11:24 pm. Beautiful Night.
Still one of my favorites of all
Still one of My fav's, a lot of routes.
snow about a mile into the hike, a well-defined boot-pack that had hardened, navigating it made for sore knees. beautiful day. once to the ridge we hit 30mph winds from the west which made things freezing cold up to the summit hut. fun day, good time of year to do it as you beat the crowds. ~4 hours up, ~3 hours down.
no snowshoes/spikes/axe or anything special.
Excellent climb, nothing to hard and a beautiful day!
My brother and I hiked it. My second time for this year.
Hiked early in the morning as the sun rose. Waterfalls, wildflowers, and mountain goats all made for a very scenic trip to the summit.
Hiked up the Aspen Grove trail today. I was on the trail by about 8:30 AM. I took my sweet time and reached the top around noon.
The mountain is very beautiful this time of year - still very green.
There is still some snow in the rock field, but not enough to cause trouble to fools like myself who hike in Vans tennis shoes and shorts.
The mountain goats were out in full force.
4/5/08: Went (mostly) up Timp, left from Dry Canyon TR at 330 am and met a bunch of people from the Serac club right after they turned around at the upper traverse just below the summit. The weather was actually pretty nice until a nasty system blew in barraging us with a fierce wind and horizontal snow pellets. I turned around at about 11300 ft in the middle of the 'step' due to deteriorating conditions and not wanting to solo low 5th class mixed terrain...the downclimb sucked and rock was atrocious.
Beautiful route though, very direct and aesthetic.
4/12/08: Success! Quite a bit of snow fell during the week which made for a bit more postholing. Climbed both steps solo, both were snow-covered. Fun scrambling! Gained the summit ridge about an hour past dawn and traversed over to the summit for a glorious view. What an awesome mountain. Left the Dry Canyon TR at 2:45a and summited around 8.
10/10 Update. My wife finally went on a hike with me. She and I summited to the usual crowd the first Saturday in October. I resisted the urge to get in a fistfight with those on top.
I love Timp. My goal is a winter ascent, but until then you can find me going up and down the regular trails and even blazing a few of my own. I'll never forget the time I descended down the west face after summiting with some friends - at 16 it lit a fire in me for this mountain.