Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Our time!

We decided to have an "us day" so we could just do something fun. We hiked up to the timp cave. I've never been there before, and boy was it harder than I thought. We were 20 minutes late so the ranger told us we could make up the 20 min , but we'd only have 40 minutes to make it to the entrance. It usually takes 1 hour, so we booked it and set off on a fast pace. I quickly realized it was harder than what I had anticipated, but I kept going. My legs were burning, but we made it. I asked the ranger at the top what to do because we were late, and he reassured us that we were 10 minutes early. I was confused. Apparently we had plenty of time. Oh, well, we made it with a little breathing room to spare, and we made our right tour time. The cave is 43 degrees year round so it felt great. I thought it was neat to see all the fun formations. The one above always has a constant stream of water running down it. God's creations are just amazing.

These are just some more pictures of the inside of the cave. Squiggles, and spikes, that's what I saw.

This is us at the end of the tour just before heading back to find the nearest restroom! :) It was a great work out so I can't complain. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get out and enjoy nature. The picture below is what we saw when we got done with the tour. I felt like we were ontop of the world. It was such a beautiful day, and we had a gorgeous view of Utah Valley.

One bit of advice would be to make sure you schedule a reservation for early in the morning. It's much cooler, partly shaded (on the way up) and when you get done the heat is just awful! Oh, and take a LOT of water with you. Trust me, I know! Luckily on this trip neither of us got hurt, and we had plenty of trail mix, granola bars, and a camel pak to keep us hydrated! Just like scouts, we were prepared!