Friday, December 30, 2016
Mountains can be really high
This photo was taken near the top of Timpanogos Mountain overlooking Utah Valley. The towns in the distance are American Fork and Lehi with Eagle Mountain is the far distance. This part of the climb is a narrow avalanche chute. The very steep trail zig-zags back and forth across this narrow ravine filled with loose rock. It is one of the more difficult stretches of the whole climb. What is surprising is how high you have to climb to get to the top. I have climbed much higher than the top of Timpanogos, but there are few very high mountains such as this where you can look directly down into the city.