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Escalante, Utah to Moab Utah
England's Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936) wrote: The whole object of travel is not to set foot on a foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land. After decades of grateful immersion in this unique God-crafted beauty, we have compiled our personal knowledge of these major parks that form the majority of the Grand Circle Adventure.
This approximate 300 page book is one of three books that cover the majority of the Grand Circle Adventure. This book covers the parks shown on the book cover.
It is a combination of driving, walking, mountain biking and other tours such as rafting and horseback riding. There are suggestions of what to see and do for each tour. The other two books (e-book and print) are Zion to Escalante, Utah and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument that covers the entire North Rim of Grand Canyon, including western Tuweep. It also covers the internationally famous The Wave and Buckskin Gorge slot canyon that is the largest slot canyon in the U.S.
These books are available at: www.southutahparks.com.
Book Tour Content
This book is a combination of driving, walking, mountain biking and other tours such as rafting and horseback riding. There are suggestions of what to see and do, for each tour. There are approximately 200 photographs and 20 critical Internet sites. Where applicable, we have included free camping areas.
Embedded in this land is the enduring history of pioneers who settled here when it was barren, except for native Indian occupation. In 1848, when the Mormons arrived from eastern U.S. and England, Utah belonged to the Mexican government who inherited it from Spain by revolution. It was raw land. After a war with Mexico, the land became U.S. property. That lured more eastern pioneers from gold prospectors and outlaws to vast herds of cattle ranchers. We have captured this fascinating history and blended it into each of our tours: Also included are native Indian ruins that are hundreds of years old. We also visit historic Indian Rock art panels dating back thousands of years located in the Canyonlands-Maze district.
Mile-By-Mile and GPS Location
Your exact location while driving is accomplished by using a meticulous identification of mile posts (a post along the road indicating mileage) located at each mile (1.6 km) on every improved road. Where those mileposts are not available, we use actual miles from a designated reference point.
Where applicable, Global Positioning Satellite data (GPS) is supplied to complement walking tours in remote areas. Using this collection of information, you will always know your exact location.
This book organization starts with the Table of Contents. Under each of the major Trips, there are Tours and subtours. For example, Trip 4, Zion to Escalante. Below that trip, there are 3 individual tours and 5 subtours.
Trip 5 has 5 Tours and 23 subtours (not shown due to space limitations). Two appendixes are crucial to understanding travel location and tour sites:
Appendix 1 - Road maps for each trip.
Appendix 5 - Tour sites and location maps. Use these maps as a guide for each Trip and applicable sub-tours. Most of these road maps were created by GPS tracking; therefore, very accurate.
The E-book version retains all approximate 180 photographs in color. It also contains approximately 200 Internet data sites and 100 video sites to enhance your home trip planning. However, the print book is more convenient for road and backcountry travel. Combined, the cost for both is equivalent to a Big Mac hamburger meal.
- Publication Date:
- 1542306426 / 9781542306423
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / United States / West / General