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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I highly recommend this book to all adventuring types, and I plan to check out Schad’s Szn County version as well. I only wish I could have accompanied you on more hikes. When can we look forward ij the new edition of the book?

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.

Where I used to look at rocky slopes with apprehension, I now see a challenge to relish, as well as geological nuance and transitions between biomes. Doing the northeast approach.

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Sort by Publisher Gift certificates. 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.

On Hiking “Afoot and Afield in San Diego County” – scott turner hikes

I was also tasked with seeing it objectively, describing what made each destination great, and finding ways to inject my enthusiasm into Point A to Point B-style prose. Didgo 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! BikeHikeSafari Bicycle Touring around the world and thru hiking the worlds best hiking trail. And where I once saw riego map of a vast landscape that was incomprehensibly complex and impenetrable, I can now visualize just about the entire county in my mind as if I carry around a 3D map of it in my brain.


Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county – including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert – in trips ranging from the short family excursions to multi-day backpacks. This updated anv revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition.

Rest in Peace, Jerry. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it afoeld, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park’s natural predators, and helpful weather information.

No xnd where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive. Some prefer to approach mountaintops as conquests.

Notify afokt of new comments via email. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks. Gold Fields along the Pacific Crest Trail Every hike became worthy of consideration, and my consideration must always be sincere.

Whitney, Half Dome, Cactus-to-Clouds, etc.

Wonderful guide for hiking in this beautiful County. The San Diego hiking Bible. 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 ssan most.

I am fairly certain that it will change your life. So true, all of it. The 3D map in the mind especially.

It is also a wonderful tool for visitors of San Diego who would be interested in the outdoors. The single most loaned out book in my library.

I like Schad’s guide so far. I had to actively seek out what was great about each individual place rather than seeking out things that I thought I preferred. There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-day bushwacking adventures. I’m going to try to do every hike in the book. Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. If you were to attempt to hike even a quarter of the next edition of Afoot and Afieldyou will encounter one afieldd the most diverse landscapes in the entire country, let alone the entire world.


Books by Jerry Schad.

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

A Carpet of Cream Cups on Volcan Mountain In order to revise a guide book — especially this faield — I needed to learn to move past my preferences. This is so great Scott.

I wish I could say I’ve tried all or even most zfield 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.

Please email me if you want to discuss this further. For ease of use, all hikes are grouped into 29 chapters regions within the county, each with its own chapter map and introductory information. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The book includes over photos and maps for every trail, as well as safety checklists and how-to tips based on more than 90 years of combined outdoor experience.

I am absolutely positive it will make you change the way you see the outdoors. Snow-Covered Cedars on High Point From the perspective of being inches away from xnd finish line on a grueling marathon of sorts, I have concluded that what Afoot and Afield is, above all else, is one of the most magnificently constructed scavenger hunts ever devised. Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you’ll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again.

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