Beehive Traverse

An off-trail epic through the heart of Capitol Reef's Waterpocket Fold

Through the Halls

Backpacking Halls Creek Narrows in Capitol Reef National Park

Pleasant Creek to Sheets Gulch

When good things go wrong, then great again

Willow Meets Willow Gulch

A daddy-daughter adventure with Willow

Five Guys on a Trail

A tour of the Southwestern Uintas with some great guys

Bryce Canyon and Beyond

2018's Summer Vacation with the family

Backpacking 'Pleasant Pocket Mesa'

Another overnight adventure in Capitol Reef National Park

Jul 9, 2019

To the Boulder Top

With all the visits I make down to Torrey, Utah, including several drives along Highway 12 over the big behemoth of a plateau called Boulder Mountain, I've often gazed upon it wondering what it would be like to take a backpacking trip there, but then always put it off in exchange for trips down into neighboring Capitol Reef, or the Escalanate area, and so on. 

That changed this summer when my friend Devin reached out wanting to do a early season trip up into the Uintas.  The snowmelt and high run-off factor as a result of the big winter we had ultimately scared us off from that idea though and so he came up with an idea to go backpacking down on Boulder Mountain.  And what an idea that turned out to be! We made it happen and I was utterly blown away with how how much more awesome that mountain was than I could have ever imagined.  Devin's friend, Dane, would join up with us, and thus, plans were finalized.



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.