Farmington Creek Trail

06/26/10 20:57

I think this is a great trail for locals and scout troups planning on camping at the top of the trail, but was not something I'd suggest as a destination hike for people that have to drive more than a few miles. Also, the scrub oak encroaches on the trail most of the way and you have to brush past it or push through it and after a while this gets annoying. Our guide, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City, said that 'sure-footed' hikers could hike to the bottom of the 40 foot falls, but I would qualify that with the addition of 'mountain goat genes in your blood.'

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I liked some of the interesting 'zebra-striped' rocks in this canyon.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
I saw lots of these little flowers.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
The creek is hidden from view most of the trail, but at times you can see it peeking through the scrub oak.

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Reminds me of a petrified tree, but probably isn't.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
You cross several tributaries.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
Another tributary.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
There's the falls. This was the best view I could get. Do you think I'm going to break my neck to a better shot of these falls?

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
Our guide mentioned a couple of cars you can see from the trail that fell off the road above many years ago.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
This is what happens when you let your wife take the camera.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
There is my fun-loving wife.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
And the view of Farmington hiking back.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
I really loved this rock.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Happy Trails!

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