San Diego Sierra Club Meeting
The Best Short Hikes San Diego Join co-author Don Endicott for a 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. This new edition features 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, GPS coordinates for each trailhead. and updated photographs. 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. A long-time hiking and running companion of Jerry, 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. Public is invited and event is free. Free parking is located below Trader Joes/Ralphs. For more information on the event or the San Diego Sierra Club, please visit sandiegosierraclub.org or call 858-569-6005.