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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I highly recommend this book to anyone living in or visiting the San Diego region.

You don’t have to consider yourself a hiker or a runner to get value from this book–there are plenty of simple trails fo 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.

Refresh and try again. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. In the months preceding his death at age 61 from kidney cancer, Schad worked tirelessly and with courageous joy and spirit to complete his last book 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego. Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. Apr 01, Cherie Kephart rated it it was amazing. Stephen Waits rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Open Preview See a Problem?

Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. Rem marked it as to-read Jul 20, Customers who bought this product also bought the following products: Also, turn-by-turn directions identify specific features to help people avoid taking a wrong turn.

AL Fischer rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Leslie rated it it was amazing Jul 23, This long awaited edition did not disappoint. Aug 13, Tracie rated it it was amazing Shelves: No matter where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive.


This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county. The book is divided into areas of San Diego County, so that the reader can select a chapter according to Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years. Roger Winet is currently reading it Jul 15, Return to Book Page.

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.

And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego’s central core. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Ean, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a well-researched, accessible and practical guide to hoofing it around San Dievo natural environment. Marc Rasp rated it it was amazing Sep 29, 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.

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

San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. Each map also now includes key GPS coordinates. Sort by Publisher Gift certificates. May 24, Janet xiego it it was amazing Shelves: Asya rated it really liked it Feb 28, Oregon and Washington, 7ed 4.

I like Schad’s guide so far. Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient.


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Great overview of the hiking trails in San Diego County. 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. Current co-author 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.

Thanks for telling us about ciego problem. Trivia About Afoot and Afield 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 Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.

San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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. Just a moment while we arield you in to your Goodreads account. This site uses a secure server for purchases! If Javascript is disabled in your browser agield here. Afoott and try again. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the aoot out of their trip.

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