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. See all the trails online from the book Afoot and Afield San Diego County by Jerry Schad.

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JCA rated it afieod was amazing Jun 18, This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county. I’m going to try to do every hike in the book.

Hiking has become 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! There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-day bushwacking adventures.

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

This site uses cookies. I was the sort of hiker who preferred to explore, but only where my natural preferences primarily whether an area had a forest of sorts led me. I was also tasked with seeing it objectively, describing what made each digo great, and finding ways to inject my enthusiasm into Point A to Point B-style prose.


This is completely untrue. The book includes everything from easy access Ean Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks. I wish I could say I’ve tried all or even most of the hikes recommended in this great book, but I find that I just keep going back to afielr same places that I now know and love. Where I saw restrictive policies that seem onerous and overly restrictive, I now see attempts to corral irresponsibility and ignorance into sustainable use.

Lisa rated it it was amazing Jan 28, San Diego County is lucky to have you. Every hike became worthy of consideration, and my consideration must always be sincere.

What an absolutely wonderful post, Scott! Hiker Descending Cowles Mountain I was the sort of hiker who preferred to explore, but only where my natural preferences primarily whether an area had a forest of sorts led me. Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, 2ed. I had to appreciate the merits of each hike without considering it in comparison to anything else.

No matter where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive.

This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. The trips are organized into geographic areas ex: Michael Bratton rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Each hike includes essential information and explicit driving directions. Bionicbaby’s Weblog Just another WordPress. 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 Park; and a wealth of rock-ribbed canyons and cascading waterfalls in the San Gabriel Mountains.


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Lists with This Book. Jul 19, Katie rated it it was amazing. In order to do it right, I had to learn to appreciate every hike regardless of whether it was a. Each siego is shown on custom-created maps that also include GPS waypoints.

Where I used to see hillsides carpeted in uniform green, I see dozens of microclimates born from variations in drainage, slope aspect, and sun exposure. Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length.

Afoot and Afield: San Diego County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by Jerry Schad

Those afooy were perfectly natural and represented one of the last remaining old growth chaparral stands left in southern California. If Javascript is disabled in your browser click here. Published May 7th by Wilderness Press first published April

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