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:: 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego, 2nd edition
50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego, 2nd edition
50 Best Short Hikes San Diego
highlights enough diverse routes in Southern California's showpiece city for a year of weekly hikes. From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy guidebook. As the title says, these routes are "short." They range from less than 1 mile to nearly 8 miles, with an average of 5 miles, each, over all 50 of the hikes. And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego's central core.
Outdoor author and longtime San Diego resident Jerry Schad takes you from the beauty of Del Mar Crest and Beach on the north coast, to the inland Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. He guides you from walks in San Diego's Torrey Pines Beach and Reserve, to Rice Canyon in the south and the Hollenbeck Preserve in the east. 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.
About Don Endicott
A retired civilian research engineer in the field of Navy Communications and Network Technologies,
discovered a second career as a volunteer naturalist. He is a NAI Certified Interpretive Guide, presenting multi-media campground and visitor center talks at the Anza-Borrego Desert State, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, and San Diego County Parks. An avid hiker and climber, he has enjoyed more than 50 years exploring and photographing wildlife and remote wilderness settings throughout California and the western States and has stood atop many of the region's highest summits. Prior to retirement, Don served as a Sierra Club National Outings Leader.
A long-time hiking and running companion with Jerry Schad, Don partnered on field research leading to the First Edition of
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County
. Don contributed hike write-ups and photography for Roam-O-Rama and the recently published San Diego Natural History Museumís
Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors
. His photography has been featured in print and online publications for Anza-Borrego, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cabrillo National Monument, Yosemite National Park, and the Yosemite Conservancy. This is his first book.
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