January 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm #14261Jeff HesterKeymaster
Karen contacted me with the following:
Do you have any info on the Hayduke Trail? Wondering about a one- to two-week section hike with a couple GFs who’ve just started BPing with me, but are not super experienced. They are in shape though (keeping in mind that we are 50-somethings).
I have the info from http://www.hayduketrail.org, but the WARNING has me wondering… I like your style–you’re not a snooty psycho-hiker, so I trust and look forward to your input.
Thanks so much for anything you can suggest!
Personally, I don’t have any practical advice on the Hayduke Trail. I’ve heard of it, but haven’t hike any part of it and don’t know of anyone who has. But from the description on the website, it looks epic. It also travels through what can be some pretty harsh country, so you are wise to be cautious.
Anyone have any experience with the Hayduke Trail and have some words of wisdom to share?January 6, 2015 at 5:59 am #14313Jeff HesterKeymaster
Good news, Karen! Twitter came to the rescue! Here’s what I learned.
— Beth Lakin (@3UpAdventures) January 6, 2015
@TheSoCalHiker Reason 1, the whole section is with in 30 miles of Moab, so rescue, food and planning is a lot less mandatory.
@TheSoCalHiker Reason3 Without EXPERT NAVIGATION skills after section 1 you are in some trouble. We even had some trouble in Courthouse wash
@TheSoCalHiker Reason 4 you hike half of it and you wind up in Moab for some great Food to revamp you for the second half of the section
@TheSoCalHiker Reason 5, Hurrah Pass Sunset is totally worth the ending! And after Hurrah pass its DRY!!!!
Thanks to Beth Lakin and Sven De Roch for helping out!
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