Box Elder Peak

A quick solo overnighter to summit Box Elder Peak.

Navajo Knobs

Hiking a long awaited destination on Independance Day.

Family Backpacking: Clyde Lake Loop

Going the extra mile with the family to enjoy a beautiful little loop of the Uintas.

Santaquin Peak

A group hike to a beautiful southern wasatch peak.

Memorial Day Weekend

An fun filled memorial day weekend filled with memories and family - past and present.

Backpacking Cassidy Arch

An easy and popular day hike transformed into a backpacking retreat.

Spring Break - Southeast Utah

Exploring ruins, rock art, pioneer history, and visiting four states at once.

Spring Break Recon Trip

Scouting out some destinations with my son for our family's upcoming spring break trip.

Backpacking Cedar Mesa: Road Canyon

A spontaneous trip that was well worth the drive to explore some Cedar Mesa ruins.

Bluff Balloon Fest

Winter camping in the desert with so much more than balloons to see.

Jun 28, 2015

Clyde Lake Loop

It was a long time coming.  My 6-year-old, Ellory, finally got her turn out with dad.  This daddy-daughter trip would take us into the Uintas, where we would backpack what has been dubbed the "Seventeen Lakes Loop" and include a little day hike to the Notch. The main objective, though, was to try and land a first fish for Ellory.

Jun 20, 2015

All Alone in Naturalist Basin

For the month of June, my shift at work has me getting Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.  I had Naturalist Basin penciled in for the last week of June.  Due to wet and muddy conditions earlier in the month in the area I had planned a daddy-daughter trip with my second oldest, I decided to allow a couple more weeks for it to dry out and green up and postponed that trip until the final week.  So now I had a free "weekend" the third week of June. 

In a spur of the moment decision, I asked my wife, Jessica, if she'd be alright with me dropping her and the kids off at her parents' place for the night in Park City while I backpacked up to Naturalist Basin.  It was like an early Father's Day gift when she ok'd it.  


Grove Creek - Battle Creek Loop

I was hoping to take each of my older girls on daddy-daughter trips in the Uintas, expecting most snow to be melted out early this year.  That didn't happen.  My oldest daughter, Willow, didn't want to drive that far either; and, I missed out on a loop hike up Grove Creek and down Battle Creek I had planned to do earlier in May due to my wife, Jess, going into a false labor with our infant son (born 2 weeks later). Rather than making the long drive into the wet and muddy Uintas, I took my oldest, Willow, and made the short drive to Grove Creek.  Win - Win.

Jun 16, 2015

Father Son Campout - 2015

Every year our local church congregation sponsors a father-sons campout.  My 2 (almost 3) year old boy, Lennox, is of the age to really start enjoying them now.  

Silver Lake

At the beginning of the year, I penciled in a number of backpacking, hiking, and camping trips for 2015.  For June, that included daddy-daughter trips with each of my girls and a father-sons outing.  June finally arrived and with the first week, I took my four-year-old daughter, Raylee, up to where I had enjoyed my first ever backpacking experience. Silver Lake.


About Will

Will Will lives at the footsteps of Utah's famed Wasatch Mountains. He enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, sports, running, vegetable gardening, nature, food, photography, art, and spending time with his wife and kids.