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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Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length. This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County’s most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover hikes and all new maps.

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

I highly recommend this book to all adventuring types, and I plan to check out Schad’s Orange County version as well. Dec 22, Heidi rated it it an amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To find out more, including aield to control cookies, see here: Some prefer to approach mountaintops as conquests.

And where I once saw a 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. To ask other readers questions about Afoot and Afieldplease sign up.

I was the sort of hiker who preferred to explore, but only where my natural preferences primarily whether an area had a forest ajd sorts led me. Christine rated it it was amazing May 11, Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud Beguiling pearls of wit, wisdom, and whimsy-with attitude.


On Hiking “Afoot and Afield in San Diego County”

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. Part of my work included hiking every inch of those 1, miles to determine what had changed and what was new.

I set out in on a goal to hike all of the trails in the 4th edition of the book.

afisld Every hike became worthy of consideration, and my consideration must always be sincere. Each map also now includes key GPS coordinates. It provides not just the essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is.

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

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, affield as the bible of San Diego hiking and trekking, is a big help in making my way around the county!

I see the landscape differently now.

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 dieyo coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures. I’m going to try to do every hike in the book.

Still others prefer to explore slowly and gradually while others want to book it.

San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip.


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

Glad you are doing this. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jerry Schad is my hero. Mountain, Coastal, Desertand all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season. I also had to hike as many of the new or previously undocumented trails that have opened in the past decade to provide new routes to keep the guide current.

Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes. Now seven years old, this edition is getting slightly out of date, but remains the best guide to San Diego hiking trails around. 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.

Tiffany rated it really liked it Apr 14, Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego.

Thanks to this author. Please correct the bit about the Agua Tibia hike where Jerry said the old growth manzanitas there were unnatural, being a product of past fire suppression.

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