August 18-19, 2006
“What kind of rcord is that, a record for the criminally insane?”
– Question asked by a hiker
It has been a season of records on Mount Timpanogos (11,749 feet) in Utah in 2006. Three new records have been broken. A local runner (member of the Sojourners Running Club) recently set a new speed record — 1:15:36 from Timpooneke trailhead to the summit. Phil Lowry, of Springville, UT, recently set a new career summit record of 349. Yours truly set a new consecutive summit record of 4 (quad) in one stretch. (From trailhead to the summit and back, four times.) One month later, Dallan Manscill, of Provo, UT, tied the quad record with pacers and aid. Since then, I’ve been asked many times if I was going to attempt a “Quint” to break the record again. Yes, I wanted to, but I couldn’t figure out when I could fit it in.