While Lauren was visiting a couple weeks ago, we hiked to Timpanogos Cave. It's a very popular spot in Utah with a lot of history and legend.
The hike to the cave is about 1.5 miles up hill. We had built it up in our minds to be extremely challenging since everyone we talked to told us it was. Luckily, it was no big deal. It probably would have seemed harder if we hadn't built it up so much.
The trail was lined with historical and geological facts which made it interesting and educational.
The views- stunning.
There were a couple tunnels that line the trail which made it a fun "pre-cave" hike... not really, but they were still cool!
I loved this rock formation. These rocks look like the crystals in THIS childrens book... I remember the silliest things.
The wildflowers were just starting to bloom, they lined the trail and made the scenery even more beautiful. We also saw a bunch of squirrels and chipmunks, and apparently Lauren can talk to animals. There was a squirrel that ran along the trail who we wanted to get pictures of, so she said to it "Wait, let me take your picture!", the animal then paused, posed for our pictures, as we finished she said "Ok, you can go now. Bye!" and it ran away. We laughed so hard. We each took more than one photo, yet oddly enough neither of us can find those pictures! So just believe us, it happened!
We made it to the top of the trail just as it started to rain, thank goodness! They had shelter at the top which protected us before we entered the cave and the rain stopped before we exited! Lucky, right?!