George Washington Hayduke is a fictional character created by Edward Abbey in his novel The monkey wrench gang, and brought back again in Hayduke Lives.
Hayduke, a former Green Beret medic in Viet Nam whose love affair with explosives, beer, and the American Southwest is almost as great as his hatred for the developers who are ruining his deserts.
It is said by some that Ol' George and his exploits are the rock upon which the eco-anarchist group Earth First has laid its foundation.
Hayduke has one credo "Always pull up survey stakes", and whether he is disabling earth moving equiptment or planning the destruction of the Glenn Canyon dam he lives by those words.