|Brad & Rosie in the Timpanogas basin with the peak and colorful wildflowers|
Thursday was one of the most beautiful and best days I have ever spent in the mountains. Caitlyn, my brother Scott, his sons Spencer & Jeremy, joined Rosie and me to climb Mount Timpanogas, the picturesque peak that lords over Utah County at 11,750 feet.
This has long been one of my favorite hikes and I have done it many times. Every step of the 16 miles is beautiful. It is always a world class hike but the brilliant and almost unbelievable wildflowers on Thursday made the hike truly exceptional. The mountainsides looked like an impressionist painting. As Rosie says, "God is the best gardener."
|Never ending patches of brilliant color|
|Scott, Caitlyn & Rosie work their way through the meadow|
|Caitlyn excited about the longest hike of her life|
|Caitlyn & Rosie in a field of wildflowers|
|View of basin from near summit. Note the color from wildflowers in the middle of this picture.|
|Jeremy, Caitlyn, Brad, Rosie, Scott & Jeremy on Mt. Timpanogas ridge overlooking Utah County|
|Brad & Scott on the summit of Mount Timpanogas|