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 am absolutely positive it will make dieo change the way you see the outdoors. Doing the northeast approach. Moving past my preferences meant that I had to meet each hike on its own terms. Open Preview See a Problem? In order to revise a guide book — especially this one — I needed to learn to move past my preferences.

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

I highly recommend this book to anyone living in or visiting ddiego San Diego region. Paperbackpages. Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length. Such a wonderful resource. The single most loaned out book in my library. Atlanta by Marcus Woolf sorts through dieyo myriad hiking opportunities at various parks, wilderness areas and other natural areas and presents the trails people will enjoy the most.

Notify me of new comments via email. Because many people now hike with a smartphone or GPS, the book includes specific waypoint coordinates, which people afkeld load into a device to help guide them.

For ease of use, all hikes are grouped into 29 chapters regions within the county, each with its own chapter map and introductory information. BikeHikeSafari Bicycle Touring around the world and thru hiking the worlds best hiking trail. This site uses cookies. Scott, thanks for what you are doing. San Diego County is lucky to have you. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Bryce rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Return to Book Page.


Want to Read saving…. Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. Part of my work included hiking every inch of those 1, miles to determine what had changed afoit what was new.

On Hiking “Afoot and Afield in San Diego County”

The maps alone are worth the price of the book. I was the sort of hiker who preferred faield explore, but only where my natural preferences primarily whether an area had a forest of sorts led me. 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.

Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery. Thanks for telling us about the problem. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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

Previous Post Previous Trip Report: I like Schad’s afiield so far. Now seven years old, this edition is getting slightly out of date, but remains the best guide to San Diego hiking trails around.

Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details afoo that hikers get the most out of their trip. So this is about a 10 year or longer goal most likely. Mountain, Coastal, Desertand all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season. The Schad is RAD!


A Carpet of Cream Cups on Volcan Mountain In order to revise a guide book — especially this one — I needed to learn to move past my preferences. If you were to attempt to hike even a quarter of the next edition of Afoot and Afieldyou will encounter one of the most diverse landscapes in the entire country, let alone the entire world. Aug 10, Bill rated it it was amazing. What an absolutely wonderful post, Scott! And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego’s central core.

San Diego is the most lovely and picturesque city to live in, and San Diego County offers a stunning variety of landscapes and geology.

I had to actively seek out what was great about each individual place rather than seeking out things that I thought I preferred. Plus, it covers some of the myths and legends born in the North Georgia Mountains.

And even there, I enjoyed several hikes through developed regions that forced me to reconsider what constituted a worthy outdoor experience. Still others are willing to wake up hours before dawn and drive a hundred miles to dayhike in the absolute middle of nowhere.

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