Friday, September 25, 2015

{Hiking Utah} Mount Timpanogos

The first day of Fall (Wed. 9/23) on top of Mount Timpanogos, seem's fitting to me. This was my first time to the top of Timp this year. It's crazy because I sometimes think, oh I've done that hike before I need something new but on this day or any day you decide to hike, it is always new. Whether its the seasons changing, weather making things difficult, the time of day and so on, it is always new and Timp reminded me of this when I ran/hiked her this week. What an amazing feeling to see the tip of Timp peaking out just as I was arriving in the meadow of the Timpooneke trail. My headlamp blazing brightly and the outline of Timp vivid, even in the dark. I was literally giddy like a kid getting a present for no reason at all. Hiking on Timp really made me feel like me again. The mountains are my happy place.

I had the great honor of meeting Ben Woolsey on top of Timp when he was summiting his 743 time and he was planning on doing it again that same day. Two Timp summits in one day?! So awesome! Oh and did I mention that Ben is 72 about to turn 73 next month? Yeah, he's pretty much a badass in my eye's and it was so neat to finally meet him. Ben is a great example of not letting age hold him back. If you want to continue to do the things you love, then find a way and make it happen!  

The golden morning light was intense.
Me & Ben Woolsey (743rd summit)

Watching Ben as he flew down the mountain. This guys is unreal.
Some of the Fall color's I got to enjoy on the way down.
Shot's from the Alpine Loop Scenic road.
Hey, I was all the way up there. Happy Fall.

Happy Trekkin'!