The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau

  The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau, Joe Mitchell and Mike Coronella, 288 pages, paperback $19.95. University of Utah Press, 2005. 

If you have to ask, "Who’s Hayduke?" this isn’t the book for you. This guide wanders from Zion National Park to Arches via the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Glen Canyon. It’s full of good topographic maps (though the authors warn backpackers to bring their own), route descriptions, and even journal entries to tempt readers to put down the book, cancel the mail, and get out into the backcountry.