HIKING GUIDE TO ESCALANTE SLOT CANYONS IN UTAH

By BERARDI, JOE

ISBN 9781519632302

Price $19.95

Joe Berardi has published a series of hiking guides for Utah. The “Hiking Guide to Escalante Slot Canyons in Utah” book has everything needed for planning and making an adventure in southern Utah. This book includes: hike descriptions, GPS coordinates, driving directions, trail descriptions, topographical maps, photographs and ratings for hike quality, difficulty and photography. Also included is a section on selecting a base camp town, lodging and camping in the area. The Escalante River basin flows through the eastern section of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. This book includes the hikes inside and outside of the monuments that are all part of the Escalante River drainage system. This handy book size is large enough to allow easy reading of the large color maps while small enough to be carried on the hike. Topographical maps are recommended for any hiker attempting to hike the remote and rugged slot canyons of the Escalante River drainage system. The custom detailed maps make finding and hiking these great slot canyons much easier and the maps have key GPS coordinates for finding the trailheads or the canyon entrances. This book of maps eliminates the anxiety of trial and error hiking to find some of the best slot canyon adventures in the United States. The featured canyons in this book are: Big Horn Canyon, Brimstone Gulch, Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch, Egypt Canyons, Harris Wash, Little Death Hollow, Peek-a-boo Gulch, Red Breaks, Spencer Canyon, Spooky Gulch, Tunnel Slot and Zebra Slot. This book can be used stand-alone or supplemented by the atlas: Escalante River 2015 Canyon Atlas for those who want to create their own trails. The author has published a more comprehensive book that not only covers the Escalante area but also includes the Paria, San Rafael Swell, Zion and upper Lake Powell slot canyons.