By Brooke Ruth , Maureen Cavanaugh. Many think of it as the definitive book about hiking in San Diego County. As well-remembered as the book and the author are by San Diego hiking enthusiasts — a lot has changed in San Diego County in the last 10 years. Scott Turner, who is the co-author on the fifth edition, hiked every hike in the book, which was over , to update each one.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Afoot and Afield by Jerry Schad. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county - including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert - in trips ranging from the short family excursions to multi-day backpacks. This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County's most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover hikes and all new maps.
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To ask other readers questions about Afoot and Afield , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Rest in Peace, Jerry. Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes. Jul 19, Katie rated it it was amazing.
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 trips are organized into geographic areas ex: Mountain, Coastal, Desert , and all pertinent information is provided distance, time, difficulty, ideal season. Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length. There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-da 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!
There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-day bushwacking adventures. 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'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.
Also included, as appendices, are lists of "best hikes," recommended reading, and park contact information. I highly recommend this book to all adventuring types, and I plan to check out Schad's Orange County version as well. Oct 28, Kristen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: hikers, campers, birders. Shelves: birding , faves. Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years.
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 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.
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. Schad also recommends the best season for experiencing each trail. This is a great book for natives of San Diego County who want to get to know their tourist options as walkers, birders, or hikers. It is also a wonderful tool for visitors of San Diego who would be interested in the outdoors.
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. However, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place!
This is a well-researched, accessible and practical guide to hoofing it around San Diego's natural environment. 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.
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 highly recommend this book to anyone living in or visiting the San Diego region. May 24, Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction.
I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. Now seven years old, this edition is getting slightly out of date, but remains the best guide to San Diego hiking trails around.
Very clear and helpful, plus you learn a little natural history about each area. Jun 04, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: , favorites , geology , reference , travel. San Diego is the most lovely and picturesque city to live in, and San Diego County offers a stunning variety of landscapes and geology. This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county. Nov 29, Curtis Jensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , favorites.
The single most loaned out book in my library. Aug 10, Bill rated it it was amazing. Great overview of the hiking trails in San Diego County. I'm going to try to do every hike in the book. Nice; well documented. The directions to go to the trails are particularly useful. Thanks to this author. Nov 21, Lee rated it liked it.
Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. Cowles Mountain today. Doing the northeast approach. I like Schad's guide so far. Dec 22, Heidi rated it it was amazing. The San Diego hiking Bible. A fantastic guide. Apr 22, Kate rated it really liked it. Jerry Schad is my hero. The Schad is RAD! Apr 01, Cherie Kephart rated it it was amazing. Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego.
Such a wonderful resource. Bryce rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Wonderful guide for hiking in this beautiful County. Amy rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Chris Pickford rated it it was amazing May 27, Mike rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Christopher Horner rated it really liked it Jan 21, Marcus D rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Michael Kosty rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Michael Bratton rated it it was amazing Jan 15, JCA rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Asya rated it really liked it Feb 28, Lisa rated it it was amazing Jan 28,
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Part of my work included hiking every inch of those 1, miles to determine what had changed and what was new. 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. From the perspective of being inches away from the finish line on a grueling marathon of sorts, I have concluded that what Afoot and Afield is, above all else, is one of the most magnificently constructed scavenger hunts ever devised. I see the landscape differently now. Where I used to see unidentified peaks and valleys, I now see a vast portrait of old friends reminding me of the countless hours I spent exploring.