Old  Wahsatch

Old Wahsatch

Outdoorsman, barber, husband, father, cynic, optimist, idealist, cyclist.

My name is Andy. I live in Utah. I write under the name Old Wahsatch, taken from the name of a ghost town near Evanston, Wyoming.

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  • Old Wahsatch
    Published 2 years ago
    Why I Hike

    Why I Hike

    Its about 10 pm and we’re just finishing pitching our small dome tent about 100 yards from a small lake in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. I’m probably 12 years old, and I’m with my dad and some other scouts and their dads.
  • Old Wahsatch
    Published 2 years ago
    Practical Practices in Mountain Etiquette

    Practical Practices in Mountain Etiquette

    My last article was a bit of an anger fueled rant. I’ve spent the last few hikes stewing about how terrible our whole outdoor trending society is, and it’s made the first half of each hike pretty negative.
  • Old Wahsatch
    Published 2 years ago
    Flylow Tough Guy Product Review

    Flylow Tough Guy Product Review

    First off, leather gloves for snowy, winter activities? Yeah, I was skeptical too. However, they’ve been treated with water resistant treatment and baked (yes, baked!) in an actual oven to seal in the treatment.
  • Old Wahsatch
    Published 2 years ago
    Mindfulness in the Mountains

    Mindfulness in the Mountains

    When I was younger, I remember there were many instances involving my dad telling me to pay attention to my surroundings. We would be hiking, usually close to home in Salt Lake City, or maybe in Zion National Park, and I’d be running wild; jumping over cracks (to avoid breaking my momma’s back), climbing rocks, looking for animals. Without a doubt I’d probably forget to pay attention and run right into oncoming hikers. My parents would apologize, obviously embarrassed, and then we’d be on our way.
  • Old Wahsatch
    Published 2 years ago
    Only Trash Leaves Trash

    Only Trash Leaves Trash

    The mountains are calling and I must go! But first...