Friday, June 6, 2014

Mount Timpanogos Caves

 Our youngest son is getting married tomorrow.
I'm a happy mama to have all 5 of our children, 
their spouses, and our grandchildren all in the same location.
 Yesterday, part of our group got together
to hike up to the Mount Timpanogos Caves.
We took our children when they were growing up
but it's been years since we've been back.
 There is a 1 1/2 mile
somewhat steep hike up to the caves.
The trails are paved, but you do have a
1,092 elevation rise.
 I admit, the grandchildren
managed the trails better than I did.
 Although 4 year old Kayla did get carried all the way up
by her daddy.
 Isaak and Kayla
 At a rest stop Mr. Cactus brought out the 
Kipper Snacks
 a family hiking tradition.
Noah says they taste like bacon.
Most of us plug our noses.
 As we were hiking up,
other hikers coming down 
and told us to be careful.
 They had just seen
Rattle Snakes along the trail.
The caves are spectacular inside.
A 1 hour tour is led by a Park Ranger
who provided great insight to the history of the caves.
Temps inside are a steady 45 degrees, 
requiring us to bundle up in sweatshirts.
Small narrow sidewalks 
wind their way through 
stalactites and stalagmite formations
which lead to larger cave openings.
 One of the most notorious features of 
Mount Timp caves is 
"the heart"
 The hike to the caves is not for the weak
but well worth the effort!
Wonderful family memories.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love going through these kinds of caves, fun to see everything and a great looking hike too - have a really nice wedding tomorrow - great for you to have all the kids and with you

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a wonderful time! Congratulations on the Wedding and such wonderful family time.