Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mount Timpanogos

studio, oil, 10" x 20", 'Timp View'

I looked at this view of Timp this spring as I was driving through Utah County on my way home to Sanpete. It was lite up by the setting sun and seemed to glow. I knew I wanted to do a studio painting!

Here are some interesting facts about Mount Timpanogos.

Mount Timpanogos is the 2nd highest mountain in Utah's wasatch mountain range. Only Mount Nebo is higher. 'Timp', as the locals call it, towers over the Provo, Orem, and Pleasant Grove area and it is a very dominate feature extending almost seven miles in the north to south direction with many of its peaks reaching over the 11,000'. The vast cirques and basins were carved and gouged into this mountain by much more extensive glaciation as recently as 12,000+ years ago. One interesting fact about Timp is that it has the only real glacier in Utah, although it is very small. The glacier is one of the highlights for many of those who summit the mountain, using it as a quick descent route. 

There are 2 main trails that lead to the summit, joining at a gap not far from the main summit. 

My first summer as a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, I hiked to the summit on the Aspen Grove trail. It was exhilarating! Try it sometime!!