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Mount Timpanogos is a seven-mile massif in the Wasatch Range. Centuries ago, the Ute Indian Tribe resided at its base. They used the mountain for fishing and hunting. The Ute name for a large river at the mountain's south base was "Timpanogotzis". In time, that name was transferred to the entire mountain as "Timpanogos". Mount Timpanogos has been a draw for hikers and climbers since the early 1900's. The mountain has become so popular, in the summer months, that some weekends see hundreds of people to the summit. The Forest Service maintains an excellent network of trails all over the mountain. These trails allow many people to navigate what would otherwise be a very difficult summit. To negate the effect of these developments, mountaineers and backcountry skiers tackle this mountain with the snow cover of spring and winter. In fact, an early nineties Mount Everest expedition used the Everest Ridge route of Timpanogos for training. In addition to summiting the mountain, Timpanogos deserves to be widely explored. Entire guidebooks are devoted solely to exploring this mammoth. Arguably the best scenic road in Utah (the Alpine Loop) travels the base of Timpanogos from American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon; and, Robert Redford's low-key, Sundance Ski Resort sits on the lower end of Timpanogos's southeast flank, near Provo Canyon. The southwest face of Timpanogos was once heavily forested, according to early settlers' accounts, but uncontrolled logging in the late 1800's took care of that. Nonetheless, Mount Timpanogos reigns as one of the most spectacular mountains in the United States.
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Summit Everest Ridge Snow Climb 02/12/2011
Summit Primrose Cirque Trail Hike 09/15/2008
Second Summit Southwest Face Ski 04/12/2008
Summit Scout Falls Couloir Snow Climb 06/10/2006
Summit West Face Snow Climb 05/19/2006
Summit Everest Ridge Rock Scramble 10/16/2004
Summit Primrose Cirque Off-Trail Hike 06/26/1997
Summit Timpooneke Off-Trail Hike 08/31/1996
Fall Colors Alpine Loop Trail Hike 09/30/2006
Landscape Primrose Cirque Snow Hike 12/03/2005
The Mystics Slide Canyon Off-Trail Hike 11/02/2001
Elk Point Primrose Cirque Snow Hike 11/18/2000
Southeast Peak Slide Canyon Snow Climb 05/17/1997
Foothills Dry Canyon Snow Hike 01/10/1997
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
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