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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I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. Paperbackdlego. The single most loaned out book in my library.

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.

Jun 04, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mountain, Coastal, Desertand all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season.

The trips are organized into geographic areas ex: There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-day bushwacking adventures. 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!


Roger Winet is currently reading it Jul 15, Open Preview See xnd Problem? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry.

Refresh and try again. Jason P Fletcher is currently reading it Jul 20, Apr 22, Kate rated it really liked it.

Michael Bratton rated it it was amazing Jan 15, The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks.

Want to Read saving…. These hikes explore Southern California’s afkeld 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.

K marked it as to-read Nov 09, This is a well-researched, accessible and practical guide to hoofing it around San Diego’s natural environment. However, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place!

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 trail. Each route features at least one or more significant botanical, cultural, or geological highlight with detailed information about what makes each one special. This long awaited edition did not disappoint. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

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.


Nov 21, Lee rated it liked it. Also included, as appendices, are lists of “best hikes,” recommended reading, and park contact information.

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.

I have several previous editions, and this one is a welcomed addition to the collection as it covers many areas after the Cedar Fire of Anderson is currently reading it Dec 28, Wonderful guide for hiking in this beautiful County. Current coauthor Scott Turner has fully updated the book by re-hiking each of the routes contained within the book and anr up to 30 new routes to ensure that information for each trip is fully current. Lists with This Book. Fantastic updated version of a classic.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Stephen Waits rated it it was amazing Apr 15, wfoot Such a wonderful resource. Steve Hobbs is currently reading it Nov 23, Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, 2ed.