The Saturday over Labor Day Weekend I was able to go and explore parts of Mount Timpanoges National Monument. My date and I drove an hour south from Ogden excited for a day of hiking and adventure. I had never been to mount timp and it has been on my bucket list for years to go and hike the cave.
When we got there we didn’t realize that we needed pre-passes for the guided tour. There are days when you can go early enough with out having reservations but holiday weekends are not those times. Its okay, we looked at the map and made a quick decision to go hike a 2.5 mi trail.
We drove 30 or so minutes along the mountain road. Watching out the window of all the splendar of the fall colors. Reds, oranges, yellows popped out brightly at as. We had the windows down and for the first time it finally felt like fall. The air had a light cool crisp of new season change. The meandering, tight road curving along the mountain slowed us down and take in all that nature has to offer us. We forget all too often to step outside and take a deep breath and slow it down. We live in such a fast paced society now that we forget where we came from and where we will go back.
There is something beautiful and deep about listening to the wild call.
We explored Stewart Falls Trail. Its a moderate 2.5 mile hike. It is only one way so it comes out to be about 5 miles all together. There are some steep passes but we saw families of all shapes and sizes hiking. The trail is defined and very well maintained for use. The hike does get a bit rugged towards the end with rocks and small boulders but it is easy enough to hike through. I myself enjoyed the rocky part of the trail.
Arriving to the waterfall you first see the top half, it then falls into a small pool and then cascades down to the start of a river source. You will hike down a little more to the bottom of the falls and there you are able to play in the creek, sit and relax, enjoy some snacks and enjoy nature around you.
While hiking and enjoying the views of the waterfall we saw plenty of empty plastic water bottles. Please remember to be kind to the earth. Allow us all to explore and enjoy nature as is. So remember to pack out what you pack in. Also if you do see trash do pick it up and take out to a more reasonable disposable place.
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