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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Michael Bratton rated it it was amazing Jan 15, 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. Jun 04, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: The most useful part for me is the front charts that allow you to compare various trail elements: Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes.

Mountain, Coastal, Desertand all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season. Plus, it covers some of the myths and legends born in the North Georgia Mountains. I’ve made it a life goal to complete every hike in the book, but time will tell whether or not that is a realistic dream or not, as a handful of the hikes are extremely challenging and require significant backpacking experience.

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It is distinct from other similar guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the state, including nearly the entirety of the Sierra Nevadas south to Kings Canyon National Park, and the entire Big Sur region along the coast south to Silver Peak Wilderness. Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you’ll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 19, Katie rated it it was amazing. Current coauthor Scott Turner has fully updated the book by re-hiking each of the routes contained within the book and adding up to 30 new routes to ensure that information for each trip is fully current. He has led numerous hikes for several organizations across the county. No dkego where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive.

Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego. Preview — Afoot and Afield by Jerry Schad. Very clear and helpful, afooot you learn a little natural history about each area. Orion Pobursky is currently reading it Oct 24, 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.

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

Sierra is currently reading it Dec 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Karla marked it as to-read Feb 10, Also included, as appendices, are lists of “best hikes,” recommended reading, and park contact information. Jerry Schad is my hero.

Marc Rasp rated it it was amazing Sep 29, There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-da 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!

Oregon and Washington, 7ed 4. Also, turn-by-turn directions identify specific features to help people avoid taking a wrong turn. Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length. 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 the same places that I now know and love. Written 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Current coauthor Scott Turner has fully updated the book by re-hiking each of the routes contained within the book and adding up to 30 new routes to ensure that information for each trip is fully current.

Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry. Michael Kosty rated it it was amazing Sep 13, This site uses a secure server for purchases! The geographical scope of the book stretches from the Fort Collins area to Colorado Springs, and west to Rocky Mountain National Park, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures.

Deanna Eckert marked it as to-read Sep 03, Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years.

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

Leaning on 17 years of experience covering the outdoor industry, Woolf also included gear information and travel tips to help people hike safely. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance.

Trail descriptions are updated and accurate. This is a great book for natives of San Diego County who want to get to know their tourist options as walkers, birders, or hikers.

But I have used it extensively to the point where I know what a valuable tool it is.