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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Lone Star Hiking Trail 2. Oregon and Washington, 7ed 4. Pacific Crest Trail Data Book, 5th edition 5. Sort by Publisher Gift certificates. It is distinct from other similar guidebooks afifld 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. It also provides significant geographic diversity: No matter where you dieego in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive.
The guide is unique in the amount affield natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations. It provides not just the essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is.
This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance.
Each map also now includes key GPS coordinates. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, because it quickly helps readers identify the hikes and sights that will make the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment. Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient.
Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip.
From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy guidebook. As the dieog says, these routes are “short.
Afoot and Afield: San Diego County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide
And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego’s central core. 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. Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry.
Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you’ll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again. Yosemite National Snd and Vicinity, 2ed. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history.
Afoot and Afield: San Diego County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by Jerry Schad
Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park’s natural predators, and helpful weather information.
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.
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. Each hike includes essential information and explicit driving dieggo. For ease of use, all hikes are grouped into 29 chapters regions within the county, each with its own chapter map and introductory information.
The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L. Inland Empire describes more than noteworthy hikes, ranging from easy to very strenuous, in this comprehensive hiking guide to the length and breadth of the Inland Empire. 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; sah well as trails that wind through urban and regional parks.
Each hike is shown on custom-created maps that also include GPS waypoints. 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. 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.
Each route features at least one or more significant botanical, cultural, or geological highlight with detailed information about what makes each one special.
Current coauthor Scott Turner has fully updated the book by re-hiking each of the routes contained within diefo book and adding up to 30 new routes to ensure that information for each trip is fully current.
Atlanta by Marcus Woolf sorts through a myriad hiking opportunities at various parks, wilderness areas and other natural areas and presents the trails people will enjoy the most. Also, turn-by-turn directions identify specific features to help people avoid taking afiel wrong turn. 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.
Plus, it covers some of the myths and legends born in the North Georgia Mountains. Leaning on 17 years of experience covering the outdoor industry, Woolf also included gear information and travel tips to help people hike safely. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks.
The geographical scope of the book stretches from the Fort Collins area to Colorado Springs, and west to Rocky Mountain National Park, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures.