Perhaps Hayduke is not so dangerous after all.
This was the first ever thru hike of the 800mi+ route. Brian seems to have handled it with ease. (Of course he is an accomplished long distance hiker.)
I tackled the Hayduke Trail in typical long-distance hiker fashion: frequent re-supplies, higher daily mileages, and with a focus towards lightweight equipment.
This presented some challenges and resulted in a longer distance hiked than the described route, but I think this strategy is critical to implement if you plan to tackle this rugged and demanding route… especially so in the context of thru-hiking the Hayduke.
Brian’s trip report (including resupply points).
Just last night in Moab, Utah I met a hiker setting out for just a short section of the Hayduke.
He was worried. Worried about water supply. Worried about getting lost.