It fills up fast on the weekends, however. Even better is to go up Timpooneke, then down Aspen Grove to a little-used but excellent trail will take you around Roberts' Ridge and over to Horse Flat and the Alpine Loop summit, where you can take the Great Western Trail back to Timpooneke. Nebo and to the north you can make out Lone Peak, the Pfeifferhorn, Broads Fork, Sunrise, and Dromedary Peaks. -- Tremper said the avalanche danger near Emerald Lake was "considerable" Saturday - meaning natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are probable - and was expected to reach "high" - when both types are likely - by today. First of all just know that the Aspen Grove lot is larger, so if it is full then the Timpooneke lot is definately full also. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more! July 2007:An excellent trip report on a summit via the Aspen Grove trail will whet your appetite to get out there and do this one too next summer when the snow diminishes. The Timpanogos Summit Trail begins 300 yards west of Emerald Lake where Aspen Grove and Timpooneke Trails join. My 12 year old son Kaden Hunter ran to the summit from the Timpooneke trailhead today July 26, 2010 in 2:13:40. Timpanogos from the Aspen Grove trailhead near Sundance Ski Area. Paul W. There are 2 main trails that lead to the summit, joining at a gap not far from the main summit. Avalanche danger is high in the area in which the teen went missing, Gilbert said.A winter storm forced the Utah County Search and Rescue Team to call off the search for the snowshoer at 6 p.m., about 4 1/2 hours after he and a friend were caught in the slide on the back side of the mountain near Emerald Lake. The Timpanogos shelter by Emerald Lake is about 80% of the way up. The canyon is closed during snowfall so this is only accessible between May-Nov usually. 72 summit visits in one year? Be aware of uneven terrain, steep cliffs, and exposed cliff bands along the trail. Scout Falls is about a mile and a half up the Timpanooke Trail and is marked by a sign at the top of the first major switchback. For example, the There are several decent places to camp but be forewarned that they generally are taken early on the weekends. Latest trip report below:Best Utah Hike - Timpooneke LoopWasatchvoyage made a recent visit to the summit on May 20th but it was under winter conditions. Select a Mountain Summit Use this relief map to navigate to mountain peaks in the area of Mount Timpanogos. People have died on this mountain and you need to treat it with respect. Please drive safely - several cars each year are driven (or inadvertently forced) off the highway, and need to be winched back up by a tow truck.If you want to do a little backpacking, there are several places to camp on both the Aspen Grove and the Timpooneke trail. The search for the missing snowshoer was in the same general area where three friends were killed in an avalanche Dec. 26, 2003.Rod Newberry, 20, of Pleasant Grove; Adam Merz, 18; and Mike Hebert, 19, both of Orem, were among a group of five friends swept down as they snowboarded in the Roberts Horn Chute of Aspen Grove, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Sundance Ski Resort. -- (The trail we took, Timpooneke had 4,652' of elevation gain). Regardless of who is "responsible"....we are all literally responsible for our land. Turns out that's wrong. Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen Grove is a 15.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Many people at the Timpooneke trailhead have been parking back on the Alpine Loop, many of them illegally, so this is not recommended. But last year eight people were killed in the state, making it one of the deadliest avalanche seasons since records have been kept.As a follow up to this tragic story, Phil Lowry and Joey Dempster, along with family volunteers and members of Utah County SAR, spent a good deal of time in May 2006 poring through the melting snow looking for any sign of the dead snowshoer. It was a tough 14 mile hike, but well worth it. The search was to resume this morning, according Gilbert, who added, "We're holding high hopes at this time. Timpanogos. Mount Timpanogos Weather (Days 0-3): Mostly dry. There's an old article in the newspaper ( about the original route of the Aspen Grove (Mount Timpanogos) trail. In spring, undercutting of deeply drifted snow by streams creates a hazard that has proven fatal on several occasions. Mt. You can reach the summit of Mount Timpanogos along either the Aspen Grove or Timpooneke trail. I will put the start point on the map at the Aspen Grove Trailhead. An alternate version of the legend is that she was being sent up the mountain as a sacrifice, and was rescued by someone she thought was a god, but when he was later injured and she realized he was human, she completed her sacrifice by throwing herself off the mountain. All risks are assumed by the participant. The Timpanogos Shelter at Emerald Lake is now over 50 years. They used to post their records in wikipedia until wikipedia decided that running records were not encyclopedic enough for them, so here are some interesting stats (if you have your own record, please comment! The crowd is usually pretty limited on the North Summit. Mount Timpanogos, Timp according to the locals, is the second highest mountain in the Wasatch mountain range. Check out his new book HERE.The other book is by Mike Kelsey and is totally about Mt. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Everest expedition used Mt. Mount Timpanogos needs very little introduction. Timpanogos is an iconic mountain and well worth the requisite preparation and effort. I'll take it and regardless of how long any of you take to reach the summit, it isn't the time it took, its the fact that you had the resolve to get it done and you can pat yourself on the back. I won't try and explain the concept of Prominence but it is worthy to note that Mt. Added by Travis Poulson Conquer the most famous summit of Utah Valley. A ski pole. Please be careful on Timp in winter. Ben Woolsey - over 835 summits and counting. Not sure what the latest youth records are beyond what is mentioned on this site. The Mount Timpanogos... Overview You can find more information on this nice side trip here.Here's a link to an overview map of the areaAdditional info can be found.....HERE. Mt. ):The record to the summit via Timpooneke is 1:15:36, established August 12, 2006 by Danny Moody, a member of the Sojourners Running Club. Mount Timpanogos is located in Utah. Caine Alder, the gentleman quoted in the article, has apparently since died. One route that poses more of a challenge is to use ice axe and crampons to go up the glacier route, although this is generally best in the early and late spring. If you want to camp out easy, you have a myriad of motels in the Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove area. Pfeifferhorn (3452 m) 15.9 km: 3. You need to be prepared for the unexpected and proceed accordingly. The first time I went I was under prepared so pack more water than you think you'll need. Of course, if you take the time to look at the photos, you'll see that there are those who love to climb it during the winter. Timpanogos can be seen here, When you consider what a huge mountain overall that Mt. all on Map, Timpanogos via Aspen Grove and down Timpooneke, A Failed Attempt of Everest Ridge on Mt Timpanogos, Mt. Proceed until you come to a fee booth (pay the fee ) and look for parking just beyond in a lot at the left. Timpanogos. Worth a look as it gives you a good feel for conditions on the mountain as a whole. It would be nice if people asked to Forest Service to restore it. The various legends are versions of a story once told at the annual pre-Timp Hike firesides by "Timp" Roberts. -- Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Mon night, min -5°C on Wed night). Be careful and enjoy your Mt. North Timpanogos Bomber Peak East Peak/Elk Point Roberts Horn South Timpanogos/Second SummitForgotten PeakRazorback RidgeMahogany PeakBig BaldyThe Everest Ridge route. "We're just so sick about not knowing of Marshal," Love said. On August 18, 2007 James Leblow, at age 12, reached the summit in 2:41:28 via a circuitous route on the Timpooneke and the Emerald Lake cutoff trails. Pretty doggone good for a guy 71 years old at the time. Timpanogos as well. Timp's elevation is 11,752' above sea level with 5,270' of topographic prominence. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Advice on mountain conditions may be obtained by calling the Pleasant Grove Ranger station at 801-785 3563 or the Uinta National forest office at 801 377-5780. To reach the north summit of Timpanogos you start out just like you would if you were going to the main summit. This is a popular trail on any nice summer day. The Mount Timpanogos ... Overview TERT director Glen Meyer is encouraging them to do so. I can't believe it was listed as over 14K and no one noticed that before you. Once at the summit, you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of Utah Valley and Utah Lake to the west, Lone Peak and American Fork Twin Peaks to the north, and the landscape east of … The Timpanogos summit trail connects to both the Timpooneke Trail #053 and the Mount Timpanogos Trail #052 and climbs to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. Timp poses a good challenge. (Personal note, I met him on August 16, 2013 as he was coming down from the summit which he had made in about 3 hours. Hiking or climbing in a mountain environment has many risks. It's been done before to have mountains as children to other mountains. An outstanding resource concerning safety is found HERE., Supposedly Karl Meltzer did the round trip in 1:58. Climbing and exploring Utah's Mt. Timpanogos is, you also have to consider the many peaks that also are part of the mountain and now have pages here on Summitpost. Another book mentioned above is "High in Utah", about the county highpoints and a mention of Mt. Even though this occurred two years ago, this story should serve as a reminder that this big beautiful mountain has a very dark side in winter. View Mt. There are 2 different trail options to choose from; The Aspen Grove trail near Sundance Ski resort or the Timpanooke trail through American Fork Canyon. Y Mountain (2597 m) … Do not park in the campground or at the Aspen Grove Alumni Resort, you will be ticketed or towed. Utah has (8) 5000 ft. prominence peaks: Kings Peak Mt. A fee is charged for camping overnight and it has restrooms and running water. Anyway, it might be nice to have all the peaks grouped, though making a separate page to do it might not be necessary. More recently, Kaden Hunter ran to the summit from the Timpooneke trailhead on July 26, 2010 in 2:13:40. As you can see, there are many of all ages that can put up great times and yet I am very proud of my own time last year at the ripe old age of 72 when I hiked to the summit in 4.5 hours. The best time of year to climb Mt. Mount Timpanogos overlooks Utah Valley as the dominate peak in the region. Yes, you read that correctly,  955 times. Timpanogos. Love said her brother had returned home by 9 p.m. and met with his church bishop. Know your limits, prepare appropriately and remain wary of summit fever. Driving a motorhome or towing a trailer is discouraged on the Alpine Highway - it is a steep and narrow road, with many tight corners and blind curves. Autumn has different variations as this pic below shows. It is best during the fall when the leaves have changed color, but let's be honest, it's always great. Finally in June members of Utah County SAR found his body some 1800 feet below the PLS (point last seen). They are pretty accustomed to humans, but can be VERY aggressive. Be prepared and you will be OK. We went 15 July 2016, saw spectacular wild flowers and amazing mountain goats. (666), Climber's Log Entries The bottom is lush and inviting. Nice work DB. The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. The summit is a small point in the long ridge about midway on the mountain. There are two main trails to the top of Timpanogos: the Timpooneke Trail and the Aspen Grove trail. I'd like to feature a trip report from the past about the Everest Ridge (west face of Timp) See that HERE. Check the table of contents and note the section that is in bold print. Nebo Mt. There are 2 different trail options to choose from; The Aspen Grove trail near Sundance Ski resort or the Timpanooke trail through American Fork Canyon. At 11,749 feet, it is the second-highest summit of the Wasatch Mountains (only Mt Nebo is higher). The second highest peak in the Wasatch. This year, 2008, we are seeing a huge snow season and so reading this might serve to remind us of avalanche danger: January 2nd 2006Snowshoer lost in avalanche; boarder missingBy Jason Bergreen The Salt Lake Tribune Two people were missing in Utah's snow-packed mountains Saturday night - a Salt Lake County snowshoer swept away in an avalanche in the Timpanogos Mountains and a teenage snowboarder who disappeared after apparently venturing into an out-of-bounds area of Snowbird Ski resort.At 11:30 p.m., search and rescue teams in Salt Lake and Utah counties were still searching for the teen, who was reported missing in the Mineral Basin area, said Utah County Sgt.