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Mount Timpanogos Explore, UT
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Mount Timpanogos Explore, UT 
Mount Timpanogos Explore, UT
 
Hiking18.19 Miles 5,201 AEG
Hiking18.19 Miles   10 Hrs   20 Mns   2.07 mph
5,201 ft AEG   1 Hour   33 Mns Break
 
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What a fantastic hike! I have an annual conference in Utah at the end of September and have frequently used it as an excuse to summit Mount Timpanogos, with this being my 4th trip to the summit--2 from the Aspen Grove side, and 2 from the Timpooneke trail. Both approaches are incredible.

This year, I went up from Aspen Grove. In addition to the standard route, I contemplated doing a lasso loop by continuing on past the summit back to where the glacier used to be and going down the steep descent to Emerald Lake. There is a decent route that extends to the where the ridgeline meets the old glacier field, but it gets a bit sketchy in spots and I wasn't comfortable committing to the attempt while hiking solo. So, I backtracked to the summit and then descended as I had come.

On the way down, I circumnavigated Emerald Lake, which lives up to its name and was enhanced in beauty by the clouds flying overhead and reflected on its surface.

From Emerald Lake, I continued off trail to an overlook down to the Hidden Lakes, passing some excellent, secluded camping spots along the way (marked on the gps route). Looking down on the Hidden Lakes, I decided to make another off-trail trip to visit the largest of the lakes on my continued descent. It was a very interesting shade of green. Again, beautiful in reflecting the clouds and surrounding peaks.

The final part of the descent is through the ever growing forest of fall colors. They were really starting to pop, and will likely be at peak in the next week or so.

Passed the upper and lower waterfalls on the final stretch.

Just a gem of a hike, if you are ever in the area!
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