We will hike Mount Timpanogos from the Timpooneke trail.
Distance: 14.8 mil
Classification: class 4
Elevation gain: 4,389 ft
Elevation at Peak:11,749ft
Configuration: Out and back
Time: 10 to 13 hours
Access: American Fork Canyon (Timpooneke Campground)
GPS: to trail head[masked] [masked]
This is Utah most popular summit hike, it is not unusual to have 700 to 1000 hikers headed to the peak from the two trail heads. The trail will lead you past alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and flowering meadows. This is not a hike you want to miss. I will be taking a lunch stop at the 8,500ft level in the Timponogos basin for at least 30min to 45min to get acclimated for the hike to the summit.
Directions: Take I-15 to American Fork Utah exit Highland/Alpine (exit 284). Head east on UT-92 18 miles to Timpooneke trail head and campround or 19mil to Salamander flat campground
We will be hiking as a group and making stops as needed. This hike will be at a moderate pace (not slow, not fast).
If you're a fast hiker and want to run ahead with no regards for others, then this hike is not for you.
Also, if you're slow and you hold up the group this hike is not for you.
Again, remember this is a group activity. If you want to do your own thing, this hike is not for you. Please be considerate of the group as a whole.
Please, do not cut switchbacks. Doing so will ruin the trail and the environment.
Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.
Organizers are volunteering their time and effort to show you the beautiful area we are surrounded by.
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