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Hayduke Trail 2023

“The Hayduke Trail is an extremely challenging, 800-mile backcountry route through some of the most rugged and breathtaking landscapes on earth. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser known, but equally splendid, lands in between them. Encompassed in the route are Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous National Forests, BLM Districts, Primitive Areas, Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. The Hayduke Trail is not intended to be the easiest or most direct route through this incredibly varied terrain, but is rather meant to showcase the stunning Redrock Wilderness of the American Southwest. Named after George Washington Hayduke III, a fictitious character in Edward Abbey’s novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, the trail seeks to pay homage to Abbey for his tireless defense of these fragile and threatened public lands and to heighten awareness and promote the conservation of the wild places that he and so many other people have come to need and love.”
–Source: Official Hayduke Trail Webpage. Follow link for maps, brief section descriptions, resupply strategies, water sources and links to other useful websites.

Here are all my daily blogs and other postings related to the HDT:
2023: Introducing the Hayduke T̶r̶a̶i̶l̶ Route
HayDay 0: Ramblings
HayDay 1: Arches April Fools
HayDay 2: The Great Wall
HayDay 3: Tom and the Tortoise
HayDay 4: Lockhart Basin
HayDay 5: The greatest diving board into the Colorado
HayDay 6: Canyonlands
HayDay 7: Druid Arch
HayDay 8: The Song of the Canyon Wren
HayDay 9: Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert
HayDay 10: Making Shade
HayDay 11 & 12: Hanksville
HayDay 13: Up into the Mountains
HayDay 14: All the Weather
HayDay 15: Muley Twist
HayDay 16: Halls Creek
HayDay 17: In Traction We Trust
HayDay 18 & 19: Escalante
HayDay 20: Right Hand Collet
HayDay 21: The Ways of Water
HayDay 22: Round and Round the Round Valley Draw
HayDay 23: Beautiful Hackberry Canyon…Sin Vacas
HayDay 24: Yellow Rock, Paria River and Bonus Stuff
HayDay 25 & 26: Tropic
HayDay 27: Bryce
HayDay 28: Snow & Sand
HayDay 29: Kanab
Hayduke Intermission #1
HayDay 30: Pieces to Arizona
HayDay 31: The Grand Chapter
HayDay 32: Nankoweap
HayDay 33: The Grandest of Days
HayDay 34: Canyon Flowers
HayDay 35: A Grand Finale
Hayduke Intermission #2 and Bonus: Highpoint Substitute
HayDay 36: The North Rim
HayDay 37: The Final Exam
HayDay 38: The Colorado River
HayDay 39: Rafting and Hiking
HayDay 40: Slowly up and out
HayDay 41: A Cache and Pool Party in the Desert
HayDay 42: Colorado City
HayDay 43: The Barracks
HayDay 44: Zion, the Promised Land and the Finish
Hayduke Bonus: Buckskin Gulch and the Paria River
Hayduke Bonus: Zion Canyon & The Subway, Zion National Park
Hayduke Summary & Stats

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