On the afternoon of August 24th, I decided to take the short hike from Aspen Grove to Stewart’s Cascade, on the east slope of Mount Timpanogoes, not far from where I live in Utah Valley.

The 2 mile trail from Aspen Grove does climb a bit but for the most part, it traverses the mountain laterally. While the day was fairly hot, a good deal of the hike was under the cover of pine and aspen trees. By the time I returned, the mountain itself provided complete shade for most of the trip back.

The cascade (or waterfall) was delightful. The mist provided by the waterfall created an air conditioner effect to the point where it was almost too cool. There were a number of other hikers at the falls so I had to wait quite a bit for people to clear out of the picture. (I’m not used to people in my pictures.)

Stewart's Cascade

The hike was energizing and I was back home again early enough to barbeque dinner that night on my back yard deck.

What a nice way to spend the day!