I recently went with this beautiful girl (Fabulous Wendy) on a hike to Timp Cave.

The trail head to the cave is literally a 15 minute drive from my home, so I’ve been feeling guilty for years that I haven’t been there since I was nine or ten years old. It’s about a 2 mile hike to the cave from the bottom, so seriously… no excuse.

First of all, I want you to realize just how treacherous this hike really is. Just look at this handful of signs I took pictures of that kept popping up all along the way (I won’t mention that it was a nice paved trail in an effort to make myself stay super tough in your eyes)…

And as if kitten eating bunnies wasn’t bad enough, look at this sign which appeared 100 feet or so below the cave…

Yep, that’s when I knew I was in rough country.

Anyway, here’s the hike in a nutshell…

After a couple miles… we finally reached a sign telling us we were only about 1,000 feet from the cave entrance. You may think this photo is dramatic, but I was really that tired.

Okay fine. Maybe it was a *bit* dramatic. But just a bit.

Anyway, we made it to the cave and had a nice tour through the Timpanogas Cave National Monument. I took a lot of pics inside the cave, but I find cave photos to be dreadfully dull (actually going through caves is really cool, so I’m going to spare you all of the stalactites and stalagmites and rock that looks like petrified snot, and just show you these few.

By the way, that guy I call Ranger Joe, only because I feel like every park ranger should be named Ranger Joe (yes, girls too).

Anyway, all the way up and down we did a bunch of planking because even if a lot of you have moved onto owling, it’s new to us and we’re still having fun with it!


If you don’t know what planking is, I suppose you better read my post about planking.

When we came out the other side of the cave, we were feeling victorious (mostly for not having to go to the bathroom during the one hour cave tour). So, we did a little celebrating…

And then, when my legs had officially gone out, I sat down on the trail and refused to go until a helicopter came and picked me up off the mountain.

I’m glad I can type from my phone cause I’m still here.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Anybody here ever been to Timp Cave? What is something awesome by where you live? What have you felt a little guilty for because it’s relatively close and you haven’t visited it?

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!