EVENT: 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, 2nd Edition – Presentation & Book Signing FREE!

Posted by Adventure 16 | 03.01.2018

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Join co-author Don Endicott for a 45-minute presentation on the revised 2nd edition of 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, the last book originally written by groundbreaking local hiking expert Jerry Schad, first published shortly after his untimely death in 2011.  Jerry was the widely acclaimed author of 16 books, including a college-level textbook for introductory physical science courses and the top-selling Afoot & Afield series of hiking guidebooks that cover nearly all of Southern California.

This new 2nd Edition features 50 easy-to-find, easy-to-follow day hikes from 1 to 8 miles in length, overview maps for 5 urban regions and 50 trail maps, at-a-glance hike descriptions and complete route details, and GPS coordinates for each trailhead.  New updated photographs by Don appear throughout the book.

El Capitan viewed from east of Steltzer County Park.j

Don’s talk will include a photographic and narrative tour of representative hikes from the book, stories of times shared with Jerry during three decades of friendship and joint adventures, and to answer questions about these and other local hiking opportunities.

Wednesday, March 28: A16 San Diego Store



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A long-time hiking and running companion of Jerry Schad, Don partnered on field research leading to the first edition of Afoot & Afield: San Diego County and three subsequent updates.  He advised and supported fieldwork for the fifth edition of the book with coauthor Scott Turner. Don has contributed hike write-ups and photography for “Roam-O-Rama” and the recently published San Diego Natural History Museum’s Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors. His photography has been featured in print and online publications for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cabrillo National Monument, Yosemite National Park, and the Yosemite Conservancy.