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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Want to Read saving…. 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.

The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L. It describes aroot 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.

Tiffany rated it really liked it Apr 14, I truly haven’t read the entire book cover to cover, it’s not that kind of book.

All trips have been rehiked for this update.

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

Aand Schad is my hero. This site uses a secure server for purchases! This long awaited edition did not disappoint.

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.


Wilderness Press :: Hiking :: Afoot & Afield San Diego County, 5th edition

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. 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! Stacy added it Jun 21, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Diana rated it really liked it Nov 21, Christine rated it it was amazing May 11, If you visit 10 trails per year, you will have almost 20 years of trails described in this book to enjoy.

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The most useful part for me is the front charts that allow you to compare various trail elements: Dakota marked it as to-read May 31, Asya rated it really liked it Feb 28, You don’t have to afiekd yourself a hiker or a runner to get value from this book–there are plenty of simple trails for walking. The Schad is RAD!

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

The San Diego hiking Bible. Marc Rasp rated it it was amazing Sep 29, I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. Each route features at least one or more significant botanical, cultural, or geological highlight with detailed information about what wfield each one special.

Written by Afooot 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.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, afot, and mountain bikers. Lists with This Book. Fantastic updated version of a classic. Anderson is currently reading it Dec dieo, However, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place!

Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park’s natural predators, and helpful weather information. Refresh and try again.

Aug 13, Tracie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county. Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, 2ed. JCA rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance.

Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years. Preview — Afoot and Afield by Jerry Schad.

It also provides significant geographic diversity: For ease of use, all hikes are grouped into 29 chapters regions within the county, each with its own chapter map and introductory information. Published May 7th by Wilderness Press first published April