By Eleanor Morris
This advisor is a part of a chain targeting open air actions comparable to climbing, cycling, mountain climbing, horseback using, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. old and different history info is supplied, in addition to finished shuttle info.
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After rain, dirt roads can become muddy tracks from which there is no easy escape. In the desert, sandy roads can swallow a car up to its hubcaps before you know what hit you. Snow frequently closes main highways (though generally for short periods) and unmaintained back roads may disappear until spring. Those cowboys in their pickups know what they're doing. A truck or a four-wheel-drive with high ground clearance are clearly the vehicles of choice but, with or without one, precautions are de rigueur.
If you're short on equipment or doubt your skills, seek help from professionals before attempting a demanding adventure. This is serious country, often short on absolution. If you question going it alone in Arizona then you probably should not. Even if you know what you're doing there's no substitute for direct contact with people whose business is understanding the areas and activities you're pursuing. Numerous local contacts are provided in this book. The USDA Forest Service suggests that all users of the backcountry remember the following: Page 11 __ Take no chances.
Arid and expansive desertscapes characterize Arizona. Broad, arroyo-tracked flats stretch to the horizon, broken only by cacti, a rare mesquite tree, or prehistoric sea-bed rocks rising in wind- and water-carved majesty, seeming to defy gravity itself. Through the Grand Canyon, the earth reveals deep cracks, dropping precariously to distant rivers. Buttes and mesas are nearby, striped Page 3 in iron-tinged red and orange colors, with mountainsusually snow-cappedlooming beyond. You can go a long way out here without seeing another human being but you probably won't get far without finding evidence of deer, elk, rattlers, coyotes, eagles, ravens, turkey vultures, or hawks.
Adventure Guide to Arizona (Hunter Travel Guides) by Eleanor Morris