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1) Caltopo map of all Hayduke sections, with notes, separable and exportable:Parts of this post are passworded.
These tracks were carefully retraced and will provide decent distance and elevation profiles, in case you need that data. The track stays in wash beds and on trail/road when available. Very few short sections are actual bushwhacks where you will need advanced route-finding skills. Very much of the trail can be short-cutted using well-established desire paths (game trails, use paths, etc), but the GPS tracks I’ve made stick to washes these shortcuts typically avoid. There are several reliable water sources not mentioned elsewhere, and other notes, and so it is worth scanning through. Export the parts of this map you wish to use, and import into your own Caltopo map — or straight into your GPS device. Like many other backpackers and explorers, I recommend the Gaia maps app for the field. Personally I also carry paper maps and compass, and do recommend this, especially for remote sections of the Hayduke.Parts of this post are passworded.
My Hayduke tips and advice I tried to keep it simple!
If you’ve got a budget and want someone with deep knowledge of the areas on and around the Hayduke to follow and assist you along, I’m available for hire for one client/group starting Fall 2023. I will take care of logistics such as permits, water and food caching, shuttles, hotel booking, side trips, gear management and repair, and health tracking as desired/required.