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Hiking - Mt Timpanogos, Aspen Grove 9/9/23

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

The Classic!!


Itinerary:

Carpooling - 6:30 am

Trailhead - 7:30 am

Hike to Emerald Lake - 7:45 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Summit - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Hike Down - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Home - 8:00 pm


Directions: Aspen Grove Trailhead, American Fk Cyn


Cost: Day use fee is $6 cash per car or FREE with National Parks Pass


Activity: Hike Mt Timpanogos by Aspen Grove Route - 13.9 mile difficult trail. Starting at the Aspen Grove Trailhead head up 2 miles past 2 waterfalls. Continue upward through switchbacks to Emerald Lake. Lunch. Head into the Primrose Basin and up a rocky path (sometimes with snow) to the Saddle. Continue along rocky cliffs overlooking Provo to the summit. All Trails Trip Report


Tips:

- If you are doing this on a weekend in the summer, you need to be at the trailhead BEFORE 7 am for parking

- Bring a water filter to filter water at Emerald Lake (So many people run out of water)

- Microspikes are a MUST if there is any snowfields you must cross

- Only slide down the snowfield to the south of the summit if it is after noon - as the snow must be mushy for you to slide. Also bring a mountaineering axe or put two hiking poles together collapsed to use to slow yourself down.

- If bringing a dog, keep them leashed around the mountain goats near Emerald Lake and above. There were several deaths this year from goats attacking dogs.

- Listen to music on steep section up to saddle

- Bring headlamp always

- Bring good rainjacket! (storms come in quickly even if not on the weather forcast)


Gear: long sleeve shirt, hiking pants or shorts, T-shirt, fleece, waterproof jacket, light gloves, daypack with waistbelt, 3 L water (I would only carry 1.5-2 L - plenty of places to refill and I can refill with my purifier if you need), 8-12 snacks & sandwich (recommend a couple caffeine gu’s), sunglasses, baseball hat, sunscreen, comfortable often used running shoes/hiking boots, first aid kit, headlamp with extra batteries, ice cleats, black garbage bag, trekking poles, Gatorade or electrolytes powder in addition to water, and blister care



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