Timpanogos dominates the southern Wasatch skyline. But Cascade Mountain, its neighbor to the south and its partner in creating Provo Canyon can be equally breathtaking, magnificent, and eminent. It is, arguably, much less accessible than the well traveled Timpanogos, which sees thousands of pilgrims climb its slopes every summer. Cascade Mountain on the other hand remains quietly indifferent, with only a handful of passers-by traversing underneath its massive walls of stone and earth. The combined effort of the two gatekeepers of the backcountry is a marvelous piece of visual stimulation, inspiring in its enormity and comforting in its constant, ever present superiority.
SkiMoabMay 27, 2009
Any plans on climbing it this summer? I’ve wanted to for the last few years but haven’t yet tried. I know there are a few routes up, I think I’m using my indecision on which course to take as an excuse to not yet climb it.
JaredMay 27, 2009
Did you ski it? I took several photos of it from Timp. I’ve gone up Shinglemill and Big Springs, but there are lots of possibilities up there. In Shinglemill, I once came face to face with a moose. And she wouldn’t back down, so I did.
Grizzly AdamMay 27, 2009
SkiMoab, I have no plans to climb it, but years ago I went up to the Cascade Saddle from Big Springs and it was a great hike.
Jared, I have not skied it, but have been scoping the backside from Sundance. There looks to be some great lines up there:
Gene NaceyMay 27, 2009
Stunning photos – from all the blog posts I can see. You’re an amazing photographer. Well done.