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Timp Hike

BYU Geology Club Sep 2013

Eight intrepid geologists left the back porch of the Eyring Science Center just after 6 am last Saturday and set foot on to top of Timp six and a half hours later. The day was beautiful, sunny but chilly, with a few leaves starting to change. At the lake, we met Josh and Desmond, doing field work on the rock glacier, and there was an exchange of treats and banter. Feeling the altitude (some of us, anyway), we slowed a bit on our way to the summit, resting at the saddle. From there to the summit we endured gale winds, feeling like we'd get blown off at any second. The pinch at the limestone wall felt more like the Lohtse Steps than ever before. Finally we reached our goal, and sat and gazed over the snow-free rock glacier from the protected east face. There we met another fellow geologist, Jeff. In total, we hiked 13 miles, gaining and losing 4800 feet, taking nine hours. We had Jon, Shelby, Michael, Gerrit, Lexi, Ben, Ben's friend(!) and I.

Some favorites:

The gang Nice morning light Josh and hut
Heading up the saddle Nearly on the summit Summit!
Rock glacier overlook Rock glacier researchers Evening light

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Please credit Jani Radebaugh for all pics, thank you!