Mount Timpanogas Temple Stroll in 360 Degrees

North East Corner of the Mount Timpanogas Temple
North East Corner of the Mount Timpanogas Temple

Mount Timpanogas Temple Stroll in 360 Degrees

Timpanogas Temple is one my favorite spots in Utah Valley.  The grounds and the temple are always beautiful, and there is always a sweet peaceful spirit here that gives me comfort. When I went there last week and walked around the temple the tulips were all in bloom, the trees were blossoming, and the hyacinths were so fragrant.  It was pure delight for the senses, and healing for the heart.  You must have a temple recommend to go into this sacred building for the work done inside is sacred Ordinances for and with the Lord.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints calls this the House of the Lord and treat is with huge reverence, respect, and a huge desire to keep it clean and pure inside and out.  My favorite thing about having this beautiful temple close to home is that it is up a little higher in elevation, and whenever I drive around at night it is lite up and shines.  It reminds me of the scripture that says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.".  It reminds me that kindness and good works of service should always be important in my day, and the live my life to be an worthy of being called a disciple of Christ.  Check out the 360 walk around the temple below.  (If it does not load, then click on view in Google Maps which runs a little smoother. )

360 Degree Street View Trail Around Temple in the Spring

Daffodils outside Mount Timpanogas Temple - American Fork
Daffodils outside Mount Timpanogas Temple - American Fork

360 Google Earth Trail on South Side of Temple

Spring Bulb Flowers outside the front of the Timpanogas Temple
Spring Bulb Flowers outside the front of the Timpanogas Temple

360 Google Earth Trail outside the Arches in the Front of Timpanogas Temple Doors.

More Spring Flowers Outside The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints North West Corner.
More Spring Flowers Outside The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints North West Corner. 

Below are some of my favorite Hiking Essentials.  Check them out!

I have an older version of this Camelbak, but I love it.  I have taken it all over the world.  It has lots of good pockets and if something goes wrong with the water system  I just call them up and they send me a replacement.  I just love that about them.

For most women, big pockets and belts are not something we often have, but not having quick access to your phone while hiking can be frustrating. This awesome phone case straps on my shoulder straps of my backpack and gives me super easy access to my phone whenever I need it, while being easy to store. I LOVE this!
Below is my External GPS I use.  I use it with All Trails app on my phone and a Downloaded Offline Google Map of the area, and it helps me a lot while hiking.  Of course you always want a paper map, but this is awesome and SO helpful.

Hiking in the winter can be so much fun if you have the right gear.  I have these spikes that I carry in my backpack and when the trail gets slippery, I just slip these on and I am good!  Spikes are such a great asset to have on a trail.  I have watched people sliding and stressed out on these trails and they wish they had these for they make hiking in slippery situations no big deal, and a good pair of wool socks can keep feet warm, but yet keep the moisture off your feet.

I have a few pairs of hiking shoes and boots.  The Solomon's are great waterproof shoes, but my foot is just a little too small for these.  I then bought a pair of Northface hiking shoes.  They are great shoes also and I have lots of miles on these also.  These were a little too small for my feet, but no other complaints.  I only started looking for a new pair when I twisted my ankle one too many times and I wanted a light weight boot.  I decided on Hoka One One boots for how light weight they are, how waterproof they are, the AMAZING traction (I am shocked and ho well these grip slick rock areas),  and how cushy they are to walk in. It is like walking on a cloud.  I only have had issues with this boot that it does not help me with my pains from my bad feet in my shins or calf area.  I get this with other shoes, but I think a high top doesn't help.

A great set of hiking sticks that is good quality is so important to me.  It helps me so that I can use my arms to lighten the workout on my legs when climbing, and helps me have at least 3 points to stabilize me on hard climbs or descents.

A headlamp in the backpack is always an important thing.  Sometimes hiking in the dark is planned and it is so enjoyable to hike down a trail and see the city lights below or a gorgeous sunset. Sometimes though the hike just took longer than expected and it is crucial to have.  Sometimes you might just be lucky and run across a lava tube or a cave and that is also a blessing to have a nice bright headlamp that will do a great job.  This headlamp has been amazing.  They are super bright, and just plug into the wall to charge (just don't leave it too long plugged in.

I don't like to leave a trace while hiking, but sometimes nature calls, so these biowipes with a light shovel makes the mark I make quickly fade away.

For those long hikes, I don't want any chance that my AllTrails, or Google Maps goes out, so I strap this Solar Panel to the back of my backpack, and it keeps all my important things charged and happy.  You should probably also buy a battery to go with it so it can have a place to store the power. 

I don't have great feet so any support I can give them it very important to me.  I recently found these arch supports and I really like them.  They have been a nice support to my feet.

I have never had to use these items, but they are a piece of mind that I refuse to hike without it in my bag.  Running across a rattlesnake in Utah is just something that you probably will run across, but they are usually extremely easy to walk widely around and give them their space.

I am getting more and more worried about getting a tick these days, so I try and always remember to spray myself down before hitting the trail. Always a

Everyone has their favorite hiking snacks that give them just the right amount of energy to finish the trail. Here are some snacks that are most often in my backpack.  We love the Korean Barbeque Jerky that is so soft and delicious.  I have tried many energy bars, but Cliff bars are my go to for they seem to give me the most energy.

 Sometimes when you are almost to the peak and just feeling drained of energy a ZipFizz is just perfect to give you just a little more energy to help you finish off the hike.  I like that it is like getting a 1/2 doze of a B-vitamin shot from the hospital, and the caffeine it has is a natural source that doesn't  make me fell weird or have my energy plummet after it wears off.

This affordable container is great on my kayak to keep my stuff dry.  Love it.

These are some clothes I love.  The high waist helps me keep my tummy in, and the pocket is so useful.  The Outrip ones I have in Black and they are super comfortable. These other items are items I love.

Overnight Gear

When I go hiking overnight, oatmeal in the morning is such a great way to warm up and to start the day.  I have 2 sources to get that oatmeal going.  If I sleep in the back of my car I bought these handy cups that plug into the lighter to do my oatmeal. Problem is it is not super fast.  I also have a camp stove, and that is super nice and fast but requires getting out in the cold to get it going.

These Capris aren't necessarily for hiking, but I love them.  I can't wait to buy another pair. They fit so nice, and are so slimming.  They run small so the recommendation is to order a size up.

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