When Jun and I ran Squaw Peak a few weeks ago, he said something about how he wasn't interested in the west side of Timp because to him, Timp meant the run to the summit. So I'd like to start this by saying Jun, don't limit yourself. Those hills are full of all kinds of awesome.
This morning I started at the same trailhead in Orem I've been using to access Little Baldy. From there I ran north on the BST into Pleasant Grove and then climbed up the Grove Creek trail, which was absolutely amazing. From the top of the canyon, I traversed a mountain meadow and then ran a gradual descent towards Battle Creek. I started climbing again up to Big Baldy Pass, and then descended Dry Canyon back to the BST, which took me back to the car.
I don't think the weather will allow access to the trails east of Orem for much longer, but I can't wait to explore more of them next year.
My Garmin said just under 16 miles, but according to the website I found the route on it should have been close to 18. I guess that means that either the website was wrong, or I once again stopped my watch and forgot to restart it. I guess I won't find out which until I find my dock and upload the report.
Now, off to the law library.