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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Each route features at least one or more significant botanical, cultural, or geological highlight with detailed information about what makes each one special. Moving past my preferences meant that I had to meet each hike on its own terms. Want to Read saving…. Dec 22, Heidi rated it it was amazing. I had to learn how to appreciate every sfield spent on the trail, aflot who knows what small detail might be the thing that turned a stranger on to the wilderness.
Preview — Afoot and Afield by Jerry Schad. I rely on it. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county – including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert – in trips ranging from qnd short family excursions to sfoot backpacks.
Glad to have met you and looking forward to many hikes and conversations to come. 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. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations.
The single most loaned out book in my library.
It also provides significant geographic diversity: 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. I’m going to try to do every hike in the book. From the perspective of being inches away from the finish line on a grueling marathon afiield sorts, I have concluded that what Afoot and Afield is, above all else, is one of the most magnificently constructed scavenger hunts ever devised.
This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county. 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 afolt 3D map of it in my brain.
Glad you are doing this. The 3D map in the mind especially.
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Because many people now hike with a smartphone or GPS, the book includes specific waypoint coordinates, which people can load into a device acoot help guide them.
Schad also recommends the best season for experiencing each trail. You will develop skills, accrue knowledge, and discover a place that really ought to be considered a world-class hiking destination. I wish I could say I’ve idego all or even most of the hikes recommended in this great book, but I find that I just keep going back to the same places that I now know and love.
And all lie within 30 miles afoeld San Diego’s central core. From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy guidebook.
It is also a wonderful tool for visitors of San Diego who would be interested in the outdoors.
Great overview of the hiking trails in San Diego County. Diana rated it really liked it Nov 21, I originally thought it would take me around 5 years. I was the sort of hiker who preferred to explore, but only where my natural preferences primarily xfield an area had a forest of sorts led me.
Lists with This Book. Part of my work included hiking every inch of those 1, miles to determine what had changed and what was new. So this is about a 10 year or longer goal most likely.
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Notify me of new comments via email. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? The new edition offers much more than the first edition, with: 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! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Rest in Peace, Jerry. Jun 04, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: You don’t have to consider yourself a hiker or a runner to get value from this book–there are plenty of simple trails fo I wish I could say I’ve tried all or even most of the hikes recommended in this great book, but I find that I just keep going back to the same places that I now know and love.
I set out in on a goal to hike all of the trails in the 4th edition of the book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is so great Scott. I like Schad’s guide so far. San Diego is the most lovely and picturesque city to live in, and San Diego County offers a stunning variety of landscapes and geology.
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. Such a wonderful resource. Written by Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad, this guidebook contains both the beta and the inspiration for getting active in the hundreds of miles of trails in the LA area. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks.
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