A Utah native, Aaron Bott was brought up in an active outdoor-recreational environment. He was raised fly-fishing, rock climbing and hiking all across the most pristine backcountry in the American West. In fact, he started backpacking in the high country before he could walk. As a baby, his dad would strap him into a pack and carry him off into the heart of Utah’s Uinta range and the Southwestern canyon country.
Aaron spent a decade guiding in the backcountry of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Yosemite national parks, leading wilderness backpacking trips and managing other remote and adventurous activities. His knowledge of the trails and ecosystems in these areas has proved invaluable—and even lifesaving on several occasions. He has experience handling bear encounters on the trail and knows all the best huckleberry patches, as well as the coolest streams in which to soak your feet. His passion and high enthusiasm for the wilderness have made him an exceptional interpretive guide. He leads Nat Hab expeditions in some of North America’s most awesome landscapes—from the high timbered regions of Glacier and Waterton National Parks, down to the Southwestern red canyons of his own backyard.
Outside his professional life, Aaron’s hobbies are diverse and unique. He earned his bachelor’s degree in literature and history and continues to study these disciplines heartily. He is also serves the community as a fluent linguistic interpreter for a tribe of Burmese war refugees, known as the Sgaw Karen people. Aaron currently lives in Ogden, Utah with his exceptionally awesome and beautiful wife, Jordyn, and their energetic dog, River.
Upcoming Adventures with Aaron:
Canyons of the American Southwest
Glacier & Waterton: An International Treasure