Timponogos recon #2 October 14th. 09

After a long hike to cascade cirque a few days earlier on goat trails, Ian and i were anxious to get up to the snowfield, except following the right trail this time! This is a great hike. You start off waaay down at the valley floor, and climb up 4000+ feet to the snowfield. There was a good amount of snow up there, cant wait to go back with more ENERGY!!! Still have to make it to the summit on another day!

The sun heated things up quick, so i was hikin' in my overall's!
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Beautiful view of the Provo Valley
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Our play ground for the day- Timponogos snow field lookin' good for Oct14
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Ian turning it out on the Snurf Board, possibly the 1st snurf decent down the timp snowfield??? You just never know!
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My first turn's of the season on the snowboard... Always awkward but FUN!!!
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Next time i go to Timp i'm getting to the summit, no questions!!! Energy is Key for this mountain... It is BIG

October 12th 2009- Hike to Cascade Cirque, Mt. Timponogos

Brother Ian and i wanted to get the legs fired up, so what better mountain to climb then Mt. Timponogos? You can start at the valley floor and climb 5ooo+ feet to the top, which is insane for utah. Our goal was to hit the summit, but we started off on the completely wrong trail which led us to the base of the waterfall at the bottom of cascade cirque instead! We were 2 miles in and the trail stopped! We had no choice but to bushwhack as far as we could go... We made it up to the gut of the cirque and boy, it was a work out! Check out the great views!

The start of the hike. Not knowing that the trail would end so soon, we kept trotting!
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After about 3000 feet of scrambling and bushwhacking we made it to Cascade Cirque- Epic Views!
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I brought the drum along for some extra weight in the pack to get those legs workin'... Sure worked!
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Possibly the first drum session to go down in Cascade Cirque...?! The Billy goats seemed interested!
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Check out this pack of gruff Billy's. Must have seen 20 different goats that day!
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Loooong ways down into Provo valley, here we go!
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This gruff Bill was hanging solo, protecting his crew
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Where did the trail go? oh ya, there was none! Talk about BUSHwhacking!
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We followed these crazy mule deer and billy goat trail's on the way up and down, Sometimes leading us in to some pretty dangerous terrain! Would have been impossible without em', but it was pretty sketch following those things!... Thanks to the Mulies' and Billies up at Timp! They are some rugged creatures!
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October 1st 2009- First turns of the year

The morning of October 1st was a great sight to any winter lover's eyes. The wasatch got a nice dusting of snow up to about a foot at the top. That means it was time to grab the Snurf' and head for the hills to see what we could get! The views and colors this day were amazing from a photographers stand point. My brother Ian brought our camera along for the hike to capture the beautiful sights... Check out his photos!!!

This was the view driving up the road to the pass
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Rovin' up to the start our hike...

Up on top of the ridge looking back into Big Cottonwood
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I got to thinking how sweet it would be if the colors were like this all winter long.... Now that would make some really interesting tree skiing!
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My first snurfin' turns of the year, rocky but successful!
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This photo here is from October 6th. Zack, Ian and i went on another hike to find some isolated pow still left behind. We found this choice patch as well as a few others and had a good old time!

Not bad for October 6th!!! Full on snurf' run!
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Check out these short Clips from our day Snurfin'!

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Fuel.tv Interview!

BIG thanks to Robbie Sell over at Fuel.Tv for hooking this up!