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

Aug 28, 2019

A Night at Notch Lake

Another short hike I'd yet to do off of the popular Mirror Lake Highway that cuts through the western end of the Uinta Range is a trail that wraps around Bald Mountain instead of up Bald Mountain.  This trail takes you by a number of other nice lakes, namely Clegg, Notch and Bench Lakes.  I opted to make it another overnight trip.  I had actually intended to hike the full length of this trail the prior year, but was stopped short by a wildfire I was uncertain of out beyond.

Aug 15, 2019

Through the Notch and Back

One of my first experiences with the Uintas involved hiking up to the well-known Notch over two decades ago when I was a teenager.  I had hiked up it a few times since, but had not yet taken the time to hike down the other side of it and check out the trail all the way down to Ibantik Lake.  Ibantik Lake in particular is a very popular lake I had been wanting to visit myself for a number of years now.  I was finally able to make that happen as a spur hike while yet again, doing an overnight trip along the short but scenic Clyde Lake Loop.

Aug 1, 2019

2019 Summer Vacation: Yellowstone National Park

After my first visit to Yellowstone National Park two years ago as a leader for our local scout trip, I couldn't wait to bring my family back.  Rather than push for it the next year, we opted to wait an additional year, making it happen this year.



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.