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DRIVING the GREAT WESTERN TRAIL in ARIZONA



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This 3rd edition of "Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona" contains four new trails. In addition two of the original trails have been modified.

Have you ever wanted:
1. to camp on an Indian Reservation?
2. to show your children where the deer and the antelope really play?
3. to drive the same trails the pioneers traveled in covered wagons 150 years ago, such as the Mormon Honeymoon Trail or the Moqui Stagecoach Trail?
4. to camp in an unspoiled forest or star-lit desert accompanied by the sounds of chirping crickets?

If so, then pack a tent, stock your Jeep, buy this book, and say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of civilization for a week.

Once upon a time in the West

In 1776, while states on America's east coast were declaring independence from England, two Spanish priests, Dominguez and Escalante, were camping with Paiute Indians at the base of the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona. The trail the Indians showed them, the Jacob Hamblin/Mormon Honeymoon Trail, still exists, as do the Beale Wagon Road and the Moqui Stage Station. Today's adventurers can travel these trails and visit these sites on All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), bicycles, horseback, snowmobiles, or as we do in a modified Jeep towing an off-road trailer.

These trails welcome those yearning to follow in their ancestors' wagon ruts, and except for the fires, floods, and landslides that have occurred over the past centuries, they remain as they were when pioneers, cattle ranchers, and Mormon Honeymooners first ventured into Arizona: teeming with wildlife, exotic plants, and breathtaking rock formations that expose the history of the earth.

Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona will help you drive the trail from Phoenix to the Utah border on some of the same roads your ancestors traveled 200 years ago. The Trail is long and lonely, and days without Face Book and Twitter can lead to erratic and sometimes violent behavior, yet if you are willing to leave civilization behind, driving through Arizona's spectacular backcountry is an experience you will not forget.

*This is a .pdf file. If it does not open automatically, right click on "Sample Chapter," then select "save as," or "save link as," to download it to your desktop.


REVIEWS OF DRIVING THE GREAT WESTERN TRAIL IN ARIZONA

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4.0 out of 5 stars, May 2, 2013

Lynnwilly (Phoenix, Az, USA) - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona: An Off-road Travel Guide to the Great Western Trail in Arizona (Paperback)

Drove Bulldog Canyon last weekend & it was accurately described. We were solo so our stock Cherokee did not attempt the difficult area. Looking forward to doing most of the remaining sections.


5.0 out of 5 stars Good book if you want to take to the GWT, April 26, 2013

Robert (Arizona) - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona: An Off-road Travel Guide to the Great Western Trail in Arizona (Kindle Edition)

Good explanations of each sections of the GWT in Arizona. Gives you a good feeling for the difficulty and what you will see.


4.0 out of 5 stars Good Information on the First Two Trails, December 23, 2013

(Author's note: this is a review of the Kindle Edition, Trails 1 & 2)

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This review is from: Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona, Trails 1 & 2 (Kindle Edition)

Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona, Trails 1 & 2 by Raymond C. Andrews and Jennifer L. Andrews discusses the Great Western Trail and two of the trails that form this trail. The two trails are Bulldog Canyon and Butcher Jones. Arizona is an amazing state with beautiful scenery. From desert vistas to beautiful mountain tops in the forest, Arizona has a lot to offer for those willing to travel off the beaten path. Chapter Two: Safety & Rules of the Road is an especially important and valuable chapter as you can end up stuck in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone service. Take the information in this chapter to heart as it can prevent a lot of pain if you tackle the trails in a reckless manner.

For each trail the following information is provided:

+ Directions
+ Open Months/Best Travel
+ Permits
+ Elevation Min/Max
+ Travel Time
+ Difficulty
+ Remoteness
+ Services Available
+ Driving the Trail
+ Road Information and Contacts
+ Restrictions
+ Map References

Appendix A: What to bring along
Appendix B: Forrest Service Contacts

Overall Assessment:

Driving the Great Western Trail in Arizona, Trails 1 & 2 by Raymond C. Andrews and Jennifer L. Andrews is a useful resource if you are planning a trip on the Great Western Trail. Keep in mind that the Great Western Trail is comprised of thirteen trails and this book only covers the first two trails.


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