Hayduke Trail

I’m planning a solo thru-hike of the Hayduke Trail (HDT) in April/May 2019 and currently reading everything available about the trip including the official guidebook by Joe Mitchell and Mike Coronella, Carrot Quinn’s excellent blog, and Andrew Skurka’s resource bundle.

The trail winds ~812 miles through Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Because the trail passes through some of the roughest desert landscape in the country, the logistics of planning such a trip are daunting. After all, I don’t want to die out there.