Monday, August 20, 2012

To the Top of Timp

I died this weekend.

Okay, maybe not literally... but my body is mad at me. I guess hiking 15 miles can do that to you.

Doug and I hiked up Mount Timpanogos with a couple friends.
That's this mountain right here, only minus the snow cuz it's summer.

We left at midnight on Friday/Saturday to drive to the trail head.

We accidentally started hiking on the wrong trail, so we had to turn around and it was probably about 2:00 AM when we actually started on the Mt. Timp trail.

It took 4 hours to get up there, and I basically died.
But getting over the saddle to see a view like this was worth it.
Sorry for the blurry pic... and that city is where I live!

I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation...
Haha.
More blurry pics

And we got to watch the sun rise over a distant mountain

The backside of Timp that nobody from the outside world sees...
This is the wilderness, peeps. Ya gotta hike to get here.




I'm totally standing on a slope here... he's taller than me, I promise...

It wore me out. It tore me down.
But it was so worth it!
15 miles! I'm proud of myself.

Now I just have to hike Half Dome in Yosemite. It's about the same length...
Someday.


33 comments:

  1. So cool! Sounds like you all had lots of fun! Great post :)

    -Madison

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    1. It was a lot of fun, even though I was dead tired haha

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  2. Awesome experience and great photos! I'm now following you with GFC. Thanks for following Happy Moms, Happy Homes at http://happymomshappyhomes.blogspot.com

    Tina - mom of 4, author and blogger of 5 blogs
    to see pics of my kids visit my parenting blog at http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally going to check out your other blog :)

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  3. Gosh Ashley that is so cool! I am so impressed! I have wanted to do this all summer but I can't get up the courage. Maybe now that I have seen the pics, I don't need to. :) Good job!
    talesoftheyoungertwin.blogspot.com

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    1. I saw on FB that you and Kaitlin wanted to hike up to Timp Caves... did you end up doing that? And pics aren't the same as being there yourself. Just saying :p

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    2. I was secretly hoping you would post this for today's link-up, so thanks! :) Haha no we are doing it Saturday morning if you and Doug would like to come along. Thanks again for linking-up today! Are you ready for school to start...? :S

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    3. Oh, I'm so ready... /eyeroll. Haha, no really, I'm ready to get classes going and get back into the pattern of things :)

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! I'm following you now too!

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, that's amazing! What a fun hike!

    Lora
    www.RaisingSteppeSisters.blogspot.com

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    1. It was definitely fun! (Although I'm still recovering from it haha)

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  6. That is absolutely awesome that you guys climbed to the top of that mountain! Love the pictures :D I climbed to the top of Mt. Ellinor last Summer, but we started at the upper trail head.. I am SO out of shape. My other half wants to do it again, but I really don't think I can haul myself up there.

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    1. I know how you feel... it takes a lot of willpower to hike a mountain, especially one that you've already conquered before. You think... "I've done it once. Never again!" haha

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  7. That sunrise is beautiful. Yay for meeting a fellow Ashley dancer! :-)

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    1. It looked even more beautiful in person than through the lens of a camera :)

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  8. Those are stunning photos :) I love the sunrise one best. Popping over from Cupcakes, Corinthians, Crafts :)

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    1. Thanks for popping by! And I like the sunrise picture too :)

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  9. omg wow! how incredible! that is such a wonderful accomplishment! great pictures too! your blog is adorable, newest follower :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe I did it, now that I look back at it... and thanks for the follow :)

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  10. Wow that looks amazing!! Where about in the world is this? I love a good hike :)

    Thanks for linking up on the hop! Have followed back x

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    1. It's about 20-25 minutes north of where I live (Provo, Utah) and it's a pretty good hike :) And I'm happy to link up! Every week!!! :D

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  11. oh my! the photos look lovely! the view is to die for!!! i love nature and i would love to have that kind of view. :)

    ayways.. new follower here. i saw your blog from the blog hop.
    i hope you can check mine out and follow too.
    http://allaboutbeingglam.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh wow! How amazing! I wish that I could do stuff like that. I would roll down the mountain before I even make it quarter of the way! LOL

    That pic of the sunrise is breathtaking.

    Tami
    The Things We Find Inside

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    1. Sometimes, I felt like I was gonna roll down the mountain hahaha... I don't know how I managed NOT to!

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  13. Way to go! I love to hike, I should definitely try this one out soon!

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    1. Yes... yes you should. Be forewarned though... it's really cold at the top! But you get all hot on the trip up and back down.

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  14. this is so awesome! great job. I just followed your comment on my blog to come over here and become your 100th follower! wow!

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  15. Oh wow. wow. wow.

    What a sweet adventure!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us Wed. and for sharing your climb to new heights I loved getting the view without the "dying". =)

    Happy Weekend,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  16. SO BEAUTIFUL! I love your photos. Sounds like you had fun! :)

    I recently started a new link party on my blog that is exclusively for traveling and experiencing different places. If you could hop on over and link this post or any other 'traveling' post, I would be so grateful! Thanks so much!

    http://www.letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-places-youll-go-travel-party-6.html

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