Two days ago, on a whim, I decided to take Miss Katie & Baby Connor to hike Timpanogos Cave. It is no easy hike, especially with 30 extra pounds of Baby Man on your previously surgically corrected spine. Katie had no problem of course, she never broke a sweat. That may be partly due to the fact that we hiked in the rain.
You can't enter the cave unless you're on a tour, which we were, and it takes a long time to get through it all. I HAD NO IDEA HOW AWESOME THIS PLACE IS. I've lived in UT for 16 years and this was my first time to the cave. It's literally 8 or 9 minutes from my house. IT IS INCREDIBLE. I can't get over how awesome it was. So much cooler than I expected. It's full of helictites:
This is "The Heart of Timpanogos". It's over 5 feet long and weighs 2 tons:
And here is the view from the cave exit. You can see Cedar Hills:
And this is what we saw on the trail on the way down. Yeah, it's a rattlesnake:
I'm going to try to go up again in the next week or so. They'll be closed for the season in about a month so I gotta get on it.