Spring Break 2017: Day 1

Hiking and camping at Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park

Lake Blanche in Winter

Winter was the season for my first visit to Lake Blanche.

Winter at Utah Lake State Park

A weekend of winter wildlife viewing and scenice views at Utah Lake State Park.

Chimney Rock & Hickman Bridge

Revisiting the Chimney Rock Loop and Hickman Bridge in Captiol Reef National Park.

Ruby Falls Cave

A tour of the Tennessee's beautiful Ruby Falls Cave within Lookout Mountain.

Myakka River State Park

Wildlife viewing and more at Florida's Myakka River State Park.

Shelling at Marco Island

Hunting seashells and sand dollars at Florida's Marco Island.

Stewart Falls

An early winter's visit to a locally popular waterfall.

Buffalo Peak

A fall family hike up to Buffalo Peak.

Highline Trail: Day 5

Documenting Day #5 along the Uinta Highline Trail.

Jun 30, 2017

Spanish Fork Peak

Spanish Peak has been another nearby peak that I've had my sights on for several years.  It's not a terribly difficult hike or anything technical.  It's one that's just always been close enough that it's been easier to push off to another day.  That wouldn't happen again.  I took an opportunity to take my dog, Sophie, out and put this peak in the bag.

Jun 27, 2017

Daddy-Daughter Backpacking: Rock Canyon & Squaw Peak

For Willow's daddy-daughter trip, we spent a night up in nearby Rock Canyon where we took the opportunity to hike up to Squaw Peak, Willow's first significant peak-bagging experience.

Jun 23, 2017

Daddy-Daughter Backpacking to Horse Flat

Each year I strive to take each of my kids who are old enough and able enough out on a backpacking trip for some one-on-one time, adventuring and experiencing the beauty of nature together.  On this trip, I took my youngest daughter, Raylee, out for an easy mile into an area called Horse Flat.

Jun 9, 2017

Slide Canyon - Slate Canyon Loop and Provo Peak

For this trip, my house became the trailhead.  I am fortunate to live within a mile of Provo's Slate Canyon trailhead and about two miles from Provo Y Mountain trailhead which also serves Slide Canyon, and so I chose to loop the canyons together.  It's similar to a trip I've done before with some friends a couple of years ago, only this time, I'd do the loop in reverse, ascending Slide Canyon, then descending Slate Canyon back to my home.  This time I'd take a side trip up toward Y mountain summit to make camp for the night before making another side trip to ascend Provo Peak...again.

Jun 1, 2017

Two Backpacking Trips in One at Capitol Reef

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I enjoyed an amazing two night backpacking trip.  In one way, you could say it was actually two different trips in one due to the fact that my wife was able to join me for the second night, and even though the same trailhead was used for each night's destination, those destinations were in radically different directions from each other.



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.