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The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau Paperback – March 9, 2005
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"This is really quite a trip that takes one through extraordinary country."—Steve Allen, author of Canyoneering
"A challenge and goal worthy of serious consideration by any desert rat."—Dan Miller, author of High in Utah: A Hiking Guide to the Tallest Peak in Each of the State’s Twenty-Nine Counties
About the Author
Joe Mitchell moved to Utah in the late 1980s. He lives with his wife in Heber City, Utah, where he is a fly-fishing guide with Four Season Outfitters.
Mike Coronella is the owner of Deep Desert Expeditions in Moab and an officer with Grand County Search and Rescue.
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It does give you a GREAT idea of what the trail will really be like though!
This book should eliminate the planning mistakes. I'm sure I'll be able to make enough on my own. The mileages are essential information and well laid out in the different sections of the book. Important information such as where not to camp because of crossing private property and specific locations where there is danger of flash flooding, is vital to the component that needs to right up there with fun: safety.
The maps are excellent with the mileages shown on the maps corresponding with the mileages in the mileage portion of each section. Telling where water can be located and where to cache food for later pickup is equally important.
Most of the "Trail" is non-trailed. Excellent navigation skills are required for a successful completion of any portion of the Trail. I would have liked to see some GPS coordinates but most of those I wanted were available on the internet.
The book deserves additional credit for not sugar-coating the dangers that one will face on this Trail. The dangers cannot be overemphasized. It's not called wilderness for nothing.
Mitch and Joe want to bring attention to this wonderful area that seems to increasingly be under attack by those who look only at profit. To that end, I hope this book will be successful.