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Postby lilbitmo » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:49 pm

(Bob Burd posted something about this on Summit Post bringing it to my attention)

Jerry Schad the hiker that wrote all the "Afield and Afoot" trail guide books has passed this past week.

Article from LA Times Here

He will be missed - RIP Jerry - Happy Trails in the next place
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:32 am

Alas. RIP, Jerry.

Backpacking stove reviews and information:  Adventures In Stoving
Personal hiking blog: Hikin' Jim's Blog
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Postby Sally » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:29 pm

This is sad news. I have learned of many a great hike from Jerry's books. In 2002 I met him at the Outdoors Retailer show, and he signed a copy of "101 Hikes in Southern California" for me. He wrote, "Sally, take a hike!"

I imagine there's some great hiking on the other side. RIP, Jerry.
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Jerry Schad

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:48 pm

I was sorry to hear about Jerry Schad.
Here is a great article about him ... ife-crest/ ... erminal-c/
. Please visit my website at for more information especially the Links.
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Postby zippetydude » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:43 pm

From the article Cy posted:

He once hiked the entire crest of the Santa Rosa Mountains — 40 miles from Highway 74, near Anza, to the Borrego Valley — in two days. Another time he ran from the north rim of the Grand Canyon to the south rim in less than four hours — a record at the time. Yet another time he rode a bicycle from Ocean Beach to Gila Bend, Arizona, in 20 ½ hours.

“Why Gila Bend?” I asked.

“Because it was 300 miles away,” he replied, as though that were reason enough.

Sounds like the crazy people on this board! Would have been fun to talk with him at the Tram bar, I would have enjoyed hearing about some of his adventures.

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Postby Lermo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:15 pm

In the pre internet days, his Afoot and Afield books helped me discover the many trails in San Diego county. The guy was a real pioneer.
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