it's not everyday that danny and i get to spend the whole, entire day together...but last saturday danny planned an "extrava-date" and it was PERFECT! he picked me up at about 9:45 and we drove on up to american fork canyon, where he had planned to hike up to timp caves! i haven't been up there since i was about ten--and he's never been--so we were super excited to see all the stalactites and stalagmites! UNTIL...we got up to the ticket window...and the next tour wasn't for three whole hours!! We were kinda bummed, especially since we were all geared up for hiking, but then the lady gave us a map of the area, and told us about SILVER LAKE. on the map it didn't look like it would be too hard, just four miles round trip. it ended up being a LOT steeper, longer, and harder than we thought it would be but it was SO worth it! its been way too long since we've spent time out in the great outdoors! after climbing over tons of rocks, dodging lots of horse poop, and singing our hearts out, we made it to the top!! IT WAS GORGEOUS! and totally worth it.
ps. once we got to the top, there were a few other couples that had just jumped in the lake...and they talked us into it! it was FREEZING but so much fun!
just starting out...not winded at all...or sweaty
danny was on picture duty
this butterfly was following us everywhere!
stopping for some h20, while danny snapped a pic--being all artsy
WE MADE IT!
danny and i--right before jumping into the ICE cold lake
soaking wet :)