Scott Datwyler Memorial Fund
If you have known and loved trails in Cache Valley for any amount of time, chances are you know the name Scott Datwyler. This pillar of the trails community, founder of the Trailhead sports shop, and inspirational human being was taken from us this summer due to a bout with Melanoma. Scott's love for human powered adventure, whether hiking, running, biking, or skiing caught fire with many in Cache Valley. Scott connected with you, no matter your style, politics, or age. Those that shared his love of the outdoors who were fortunate enough to meet Scott inevitably became life-long friends. Scott, during all his time with us, was always available for not just advice, but sage words of wisdom on all things gear and outdoor adventure related.
From his wife Jessie Datwyler:
He liked to share ideas and places that were great to see, hike, and explore, in short- he liked to tell people “Where to go.” And for many he was their guide, compass, map reader, and trip planner. A little snow, rain, or wind didn’t stop his forays, and he enjoyed posting on his social media, Strava. He encouraged many to enjoy his passions and became an example to follow. "How did you breathe hard today?" he would ask.
Whenever Scott hiked, he was doing trail work, always carrying loppers or a small saw. One of the last things he wanted to do was update his legacy of trails. In respecting that wish, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to Cache County Trails. This set-aside fund will be utilized for a notable and new trail project within Cache County. We'll announce more as we are able to secure a project in Scott's name. Please contact the county trails planner, Dayton Crites at 435.755.1646 if you have any questions regarding the use or timeline for these donated funds. All donations are tax deductible as they are paid to the Cache County Community Foundation, and earmarked for the Scott Datwyler Memorial fund.