The Inland Empire—the area east of Los Angeles and located primarily in San Bernardino and Riverside counties—is known as Southern California’s big backyard. And with its mountain, foothill, valley, and desert recreational opportunities, it’s a hiker’s paradise. Afoot & Afield Inland Empire describes nearly 200 noteworthy hikes ranging from easy to very strenuous in this first comprehensive hiking guide to the length and breadth of 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, as 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.
David and Jennifer Money Harris live in Southern California with their two sons. David grew up rambling about the Desolation Wilderness as a toddler in his father’s pack and later roaming the High Sierra as a Boy Scout. As a Sierra Club trip leader, he organized mountaineering trips throughout the Sierra Nevada range. For the past decade, he has been exploring the mountains and deserts of Southern California. Since the birth of their first son, David and Jennifer have discovered the joy of dayhiking with children.
Jennifer teaches English composition and studies Early Modern English Literature. She is also interested in preserving the oral histories and languages of indigenous South American peoples. David teaches Engineering at Harvey Mudd College and formerly designed microprocessors at Intel.