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

Fantastic updated version of a classic. It is distinct from other similar guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the state, including nearly the entirety of the Sierra Nevadas south to Kings Canyon National Park, and the entire Big Sur region along the coast south to Silver Peak Wilderness.

Schad profiles the hikes according to difficulty, provides maps and directions, and writes a step-by-step illustration of the experience of walking on each afkot. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations.

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.

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

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. I’ve made it a life goal to complete every hike in the book, ddiego time will tell whether or not that is xfield realistic dream or not, as a handful of the hikes are extremely challenging and require significant backpacking experience.


Michael rated it really liked it Jun 30, This long awaited edition did not disappoint. Very clear and helpful, plus you learn a little natural history about each area. Such a wonderful resource.

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! The Godfather is currently reading it Jan 03, I’m currently using an old version of the book, but I plan to purchase the new version as well, since there are many more hikes to choose from.

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. To see what your friends an of this book, please sign up. ean

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.


This site uses a secure server for purchases! Frank Kehl is currently reading it Oct 16, Deanna Eckert marked it as to-read Sep 03, This is a great book for natives of San Diego County who want to get to know their aafield options as walkers, birders, or hikers.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stacy added it Jun 21, He has led doego hikes for several organizations across the county. Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again.

I truly haven’t read the entire book cover to cover, it’s not that kind of book. If Javascript is disabled in your browser click here. Beaches, urban settings, nature preserves, and mountain peaks beckon locals to explore their own backyards and visitors to enjoy one of America’s most stunning metropolitan environments. Marc Rasp rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Paperbackpages. Michael Kosty rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing.

The maps alone are worth the price of the book.

Roger Winet is currently reading it Jul 15, Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego.