Mount Timpanogos Trip Report (#22360)
- Signed By: IRman
- Date submitted: November 02, 2012
- Date(s) climbed: July 2012
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
I led a few friends on their first hike up Timpanogus, having been up a handful of times myself I am always excited to stand ontop of Timp again before early fall brings the snow and cold. We hiked to the upper valley from the Timpanooke trailhead (spelled timpooneke, but usually said timpanookee, whatever floats your boat right!) late in the evening arriving for the night at about 9 pm after 3.5 hours of hiking. This is where many groups spread out and camp before the push to the saddle as it has many valleys and meadows, not to mention a make shift outhouse! We then headed for the saddle (another 45 min.) up to our northwest and the summit pyramid(another 30+ min.) after that toward the south. My group returned down the Timpanooke Trail while I headed off the south ridge to the glacier where the other main Timpanogus trail ascends a long snow filled chute. I slid down the chute and ran past Emerald lake and over into the valley where we camped in 45 minutes. Emerald lake is Beautiful, but out of the way for those hiking the Timpanooke Trail rather than the Aspen Grove Trail. Another 2.5-3 hours and we were off the mountain and back at the trailhead again. Always a splendid hike. Not too tough, and always lots of other hikers.