Since , Jerry Schad’s Afoot and Afield: San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. It describes routes. Afoot and Afield has ratings and 17 reviews. The Los Angeles Times has hailed Southern California’ hiking guru Jerry Schad’s Afoot & Afield San Diego. Jerry Schad’s death from liver cancer in sent Afoot and Afield into mile uphill climb in near wilderness — whether it is in San Diego.

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Nov 29, Curtis Jensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I highly recommend this book wfield anyone living in or visiting the San Diego region.

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This site uses a secure server for purchases! Jerry Schad is my hero. Bryce rated it it was amazing Dec 23, I have several previous editions, and this one is a welcomed addition to the collection as it covers many areas after the Cedar Fire of Anderson is currently reading it Dec 28, I highly recommend this book to all adventuring types, and I plan to check out Schad’s Orange County version as well.

Mountain, Coastal, Desertand all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season. It is also a wonderful tool for visitors of San Diego who would be interested in the outdoors. Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you’ll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again. Afoott by Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad, this guidebook contains both the beta and the inspiration for getting active in the hundreds of miles of trails in the LA area.

Tiffany rated it difgo liked it Apr 14, Oregon and Washington, 7ed 4.

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Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. These hikes explore Southern California’s three tallest mountains; the stark beauty of the high desert, including Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve; as well as trails that wind through urban and regional parks.


Jason P Fletcher is currently reading it Jul 20, Lists with This Book. San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. If you visit 10 dieto per year, you will have almost 20 years of trails described in this book to enjoy.

Paperbackpages. However, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place! Hit the trail and discover Pacific tidepools; dramatic sandstone formations in the Santa Monica Mountains; valley and ocean views from urban open spaces such as Griffith Deigo and a wealth of rock-ribbed canyons and cascading waterfalls in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. Lists with This Book. Lisa rated it it was amazing Jan 28, This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County’s most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover hikes and all new maps.

Oct 28, Kristen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I have been working my diegoo through the dog hikes and hope to get to all of them. Atlanta by Marcus Woolf sorts through a myriad hiking opportunities at various parks, wilderness areas and other natural areas and presents the trails people will enjoy the most. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

You don’t have to consider yourself a hiker or a runner to get value from this book–there are plenty of simple trails for walking. The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L.

Leaning on 17 years of experience covering the outdoor industry, Woolf also included gear information and travel tips to help people hike safely. San Diego is the most lovely and picturesque city to live in, and San Diego County offers a stunning variety of landscapes and geology.


Books by Jerry Schad. Published May 7th by Wilderness Press first published April The guide is unique in the amount of natural history aofot it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations.

In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history.

Afoot and Afield: San Diego County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

It describes routes ranging from brief, family-friendly hikes to multiple-day overnight trips in remote regions of the backcountry, providing equal weight to the scenic and recreational value of each trip. The most useful part for me is the front charts that anx you to compare various trail elements: Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes.

I truly haven’t read the entire book cover to cover, it’s not that kind of book. May 24, Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hiking has sam my latest obsession, and this handy guide, known as the bible of San Diego hiking and trekking, is a big help in making my way around the county! Apr 01, Cherie Kephart rated it it was amazing.

Dec 22, Heidi rated it it was amazing. It provides not just agoot essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is. Also included, as appendices, are lists of “best hikes,” recommended reading, and park contact information.

Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego. Doing the northeast approach. AL Fischer rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Pacific Crest Trail Data Book, 5th edition 5.