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

The single most loaned out book in my library. Because many people now hike with a smartphone or GPS, the book includes specific waypoint coordinates, which people can load into a device to help guide them. Each route features at least one or more significant botanical, cultural, or geological highlight with detailed information about what makes each one special. 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.

Deanna Eckert marked it as to-read Sep 03, Rem marked it as to-read Jul 20, Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks.


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Frank Kehl is currently reading it Oct 16, This is a well-researched, accessible and practical guide to hoofing it around San Diego’s natural environment.

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. K marked it as to-read Nov 09, The San Diego hiking Bible. Sierra is currently reading it Dec 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Customers who bought this product also bought the following products: I’ve made it a life goal to complete every hike in the book, but time will tell whether or not that is a realistic dream or not, as a handful of the hikes are extremely challenging and require significant backpacking experience. The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L. 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.

For ease of use, all hikes are grouped into 29 chapters regions within the county, each with its own chapter map and introductory information.


Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Wonderful guide for hiking in this beautiful County.

Published May 7th by Wilderness Press first published April Aug 10, Bill rated it it was amazing. Mark is currently reading it Jun 03, Asya siego it really liked it Feb 28, Open Preview See a Problem?

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Schad is RAD! I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. The maps alone are worth the price of the book.

San Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers.

Stacy added it Jun 21, Marc Rasp rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Afieeld Diego County has been the premier trail guide for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers. Benjamin Davis is currently reading it Dec 03, 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. I like Schad’s guide so far.