Fellow hiking blogger Ray Anderson just let me know that San Diego hiking guide writer Jerry Schad recently passed away.
There’s a beautiful obituary here:
Mr. Schad, a former East County resident, was the author of 16 books, including “Afoot & Afield in San Diego County,” widely considered the bible of local hiking. He also wrote an outdoors column for the San Diego Reader.
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, “Afoot” remains a favorite among both day-trippers and serious hikers for its exhaustive walk-throughs of hundreds of trails, from the beaches to the backcountry.