Author Tony Huegel and his trusty 4Runner seem to have become a permanent part of the western landscape. Every year, Tony spends extensive periods of time in the backcountry mapping and photographing the trails that family adventurers have come to love.
In his latest collection, Utah Byways, Huegel has assembled 65 wonderful trails that will take would-be explorers into some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Beehive State. From routes along the Transcontinental Railroad and the Pony Express to trails through red-rock canyons where Native American rock art can still be found, Huegel points the way.
A well-defined map accompanies each trail and includes highlights of the area, nearby landmarks, and a thorough description of the trail itself, from difficulty and actual running time to what you can expect en route. Huegel also offers a concise introduction to the early history of Utah, familiarizing readers with some of the state's first explorers.
For those in search of an approachable guide to exploring Utah's vast backcountry, Utah Byways will not only get you there and back again, but will do so in such a way that will leave you better educated about this beautiful country and excited about future explorations.
Utah Byways (ISBN 0-89997-263-2) is published by Wilderness Press, 1200 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710, (800) 443-7227, www.wildernesspress.com.