Full moon Mt. Timponogos summit hike- 10/21/2010

Went for a hike yesterday to the summit of Mt. Timponogos to watch the sunset, and also to hike down under the full moon light.   The leaf colors down in the cirques were insane.   Timp is a rugged mountain, and doesn't come easily!   It ended up being a 14 mile round trip, 5000ft up and 5000ft down with the second half of the hike lit up only by moon light.  No need for headlamps!  The most action my legs have seen all summer!   Its crazy to think that only 6 months ago one leg was shattered and one knee blown, after that hike i must say things are healed up pretty good!

Josh Finbow on his way to the top.

A nice spot to rest the legs on the ridge, getting ready for the last push to the summit behind us

The views on top were nuts.  Here Josh and i are heading down from the little shack on the summit. The sun went down as the full moon came up, making it seem like day time on the way back down! Amazing view of the Wasatch up here, as well as salt lake city and orem way below.

Full moon was so bright!  About 6 miles and 4500ft down from here, onward march!  We got to the truck at 11:45- what a HIKE!
Ian, myself, Tommi, and fishbone taking it all in before descending...

-Photos by IAN PROVO-

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