Ascent of Mount Timpanogos on 2009-08-03

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Annette Kinsman
Date:Monday, August 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Timpanogos
    Elevation:11749 ft / 3581 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started out from the Timpooneke trailhead (the one from the North) about a half hour before sunrise. The trail and conditions were near ideal - because of the mountain to the east, we were in shade until it was cool enough for us to appreciate the sun. Because of the length, the trail is very gradual (until the last half mile or so). Perhaps most noteworthy, the scenery was SPECTACULAR - the wildflower display was unreal. And we saw deer and mountain goats. On the way back, we took the Aspen Grove trail as far as the saddle between Mt. Timpanogos and Roberts Horn. The part right below where it joins the trail to Timpooneke was VERY steep and filled with loose dirt and rock. Despite it being early August, the lower part of the trail (to the saddle) was still under snow. Once off that and back in the Timpanogos Basin, the trails were once again fine and beautiful.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4764 ft / 1451 m
    Elevation Loss:4764 ft / 1451 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4414 ft / 1345 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Mt. Timpanogos trail (from Timpooneke)
    Trailhead:Timpooneke Trailhead  7360 ft / 2243 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4739 ft / 1444 m
    Extra Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Trail to Timpooneke with div. to Roberts Horn Sadd
    Trailhead:Timpooneke Trailhead  7360 ft / 2243 m

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