Friday, August 26, 2016
In the Tops of the Mountains
The advantage of beginning a hike up a mountain before sunrise is the experience of watching the sun slowly highlight the mountains tops. We were well up Mount Timpanogos when the sun started to shine on the mountain tops and it was difficult to stop and take enough photos of the changes in the light and still keep going up the mountain with some urgency. The main reason for starting up the mountain so early was to avoid coming down during the heat of the day. Well, our tactic worked to some extent, we did get down in the middle of the afternoon, but we survived more from some cool breezes than from the timing of the hike. Fortunately, we had more than enough water, although I did lose a few pounds of water that I regained as soon as I had enough to drink.