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Randal_Schulhauser
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El Camino del Diablo

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Feb 08 2009 6:14 pm

I've been preparing for a group 4WD trek/camp/hike along the El Camino del Diablo by devouring just about any book I can set my hands on said topic. :wrt:

My home library includes;

1. Arizona Highways March 1943 article by Barry M. Goldwater and Benjamin J. Kinsey

2. "Sunshot - Peril and wonder in the Gran Desierto" by Bill Broyles and Michael P. Berman

3. "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona" by Massey and Wilson

4. "The Devil's Highway" by Luis Alberto Urrea. True story about a May 2001 border crossing gone wrong - 14 men died...

5. "Camp-Fires on Desert and Lava" by William T. Hornaday. Was given a 1908 mint copy of the book for my birthday - great photos - luv it! : app : : app : : app :


I'm looking for any additional recommended "reads" before setting off later this month. Any suggestions???
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Re: El Camino del Diablo

Post by rally_toad » Feb 08 2009 6:29 pm

Not specifically about the road, but in "Walking it Off" Doug Peacock tells about multiple walks he took across the Barry Goldwater shooting range and the Cabeza Prieta. Might be of interest to you, but he only talks about those walks for a few chapters of the book, the rest is stuff about his trek through Nepal, and his friendship with Edward Abbey, and other walks he took.
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Re: El Camino del Diablo

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 08 2009 6:37 pm

The stuff in Backcountry Adventures has never let me down, to date. :)
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Re: El Camino del Diablo

Post by RedRoxx44 » Feb 08 2009 6:41 pm

John Anninero Adventuring in Az----has a chapter on a summer backpack on the El Camino and historical tidbits.

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Re: El Camino del Diablo

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Feb 15 2009 8:29 pm

Ordered John Annerino's "Adventuring in Arizona" on the weekend. Hope to have it delivered on time for a campfire read along El Camino next weekend...

I'll keep my eyes open for "Walking It Off" by Doug Peacock as a future read...

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