Where Do Hiking Guides Comes From? Part 1: The Proposal

One of the more personally enjoyable aspects of writing hiking guides is that it often elicits curiosity and interest among some people I meet. People often wonder how I got into it in the first place (a happy accident) and how I even begin to write about a place (I'll get to that). Just for …

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The Case for the Printed Hiking Guide

I recently gave a pair of presentations at the two San Diego-area REI's about my work on the 5th edition of Afoot and Afield San Diego County. Most of the presentations I've done on the subject began with how I ended up with the project and ended with info on some cool hiking spots. With …