Last week I went on the hardest hike I've ever done. Emery and I hiked to the top of Mt. Timpanogos, which is the 2nd highest mountain in Utah's Wasatch Range. We took the Timpooneke trail, which is 15 miles roundtrip. It felt like 1500 miles. I've done this hike twice before, but for some reason this time was the hardest...I think it's because we got started too late and it was really hot that day. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it and I wanted to give up a couple times, but I'm so glad I had my supportive husband there to help encourage me to keep going!
The best part of our hike was an awesome animal encounter! Emery was walking in front of me and we came to a curve in the trail. All of the sudden he started backing up and telling me to turn around right away. When Emery had walked around the corner, he found himself directly in front of a big bull moose, who happened to be blocking the trail and staring him down! We were able to climb up onto some rocks, just out of the moose's reach. The moose watched us for a minute, but he determined that we weren't a threat, so he continued past us and made his way down the trail.
At the top of the mountain we met another animal friend...a mountain goat! It was definitely a good day for an animal lover like myself!
The Mt. Timpanogos hike has so many gorgeous views. It was definitely worth the sore legs I had the next couple days. Pictures can't really do it justice, but here are some photos from our little adventure:
Our next big hike will most likely be at Zion National Park in September...we want to hike Angel's Landing! I do have a pretty big fear of heights, so I'm a little worried. Have any of you ever done this hike? I've lived in Utah for 8 years and haven't even been to Zion National Park yet, but I'm super excited to go!