June 29-30, 2007
“Now, you have no more excuses for whining about going up only once.”
Overheard — a scout leader to young scouts
Timpanogos rises above BYU campus during the winter
I again went out to do another crazy training run on Mount Timpanogos (11,749 feet), the most popular hiking destination in Utah. During the summer months, thousands of hikers make the strenuous trek up the mountain, usually taking all day, a 10-12 hour adventure. Tales of my recent exploits of doing repeat summits of this beautiful mountain have been spreading locally. On more than one occasion during a conversation about the outdoors, I have been asked, “Did you hear about a guy who hiked ‘Timp’ five times in a row?” Sheepishly than I have to admit that I’m that crazy dude.