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Arizona trail to Great Divide Trail

Postby Richard K Jones » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:36 am

I'm very interested in hiking the Utah section of the AZT to GDT; however in searching for journals or written reports about this section, I find no entries. I would very much like to talk with anyone who has actually completed this section of the trail. Living in Utah and having been a river guide for 40 years in the Moab, Utah area, I am very familiar with the rugged terrain through which this trail proposes to travel. It's a logistical nightmare, but with proper planning - doable. Other than the large 7.5 topo maps, I have not found any suitable maps for this section. If anyone has information about this section of the trail, I would like to visit with them.

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Re: Arizona trail to Great Divide Trail

Postby HikerDan » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:56 am

As a Tucson snowbird, I've hike some of the AZT, as far as I know, it ends shortly after it enters Utah. There is a very good guide to the AZT available via Amazon or "The Summit Hut" store in Tucson. Good Luck
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Re: Arizona trail to Great Divide Trail

Postby glenn » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:09 pm

The Tyler's were originally going to to link from the AZT to the CDT but truncated their trip. They made extensive preparations for their travels near the Grand Canyon and the southern portions of the Hayduke trail.
Sandra & Larry Tyler's 2011 Arizona Trail Journal
http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=332966
In 2012 Ben Mayberry traveled the AZT to the Hayduke and then north on the CDT but truncated that trip because of snow in the San Juans'.
http://benmayberry.net/journal
Definitely check on the AZT thru hikers listing at http://www.aztrail.org/thru-hikers.html
http://www.anotherlongwalk.com/2014/06/ ... trail.html
I would also suggest contacting Li Brannfors for suggestions.
li_brannfors@hotmail.com
And without a doubt Andrew Skurkas' information packet on the the Hayduke is full of useful information, although he used the GET to link to the CDT which was a smarter route relative to snow. If winter snow comes on late( and melts late) you will be blocked relative to the traverse from the the AZT to the CDT.
http://andrewskurka.com/adventures/grea ... scription/
Good luck
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