Ask San Diego Blog: Books About San Diego

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 11:48 —by mas
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What books should belong in the personal library of San Diego citizens? As a hiker, my 2 favorite local hiking books are 60 Hikes with 60 Miles San Diego and Afoot and Afield in San Diego County. What are some of your San Diego book favorites?

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4 Responses to “Ask San Diego Blog: Books About San Diego”

  1. JeSais said on Saturday, July 15, 2006, 11:17

    Afoot and Afield is the only one I own… The only other one I know about is:

    “San Diego Architecture from Mission to Modern: Guide to the Buildings, Planning, People, and Spaces That Shape the Region” by Dirk Sutro

    I don’t own it yet, but I’ve looked at it, and it would be a good guide for exploring….

  2. Sassy said on Saturday, July 15, 2006, 15:35

    The only one I have is a very well-worn copy of ‘Afoot and Afield in San Diego’

    but as a Hiker in SoCal, also mandatory are:
    Afoot and Afield in Los Angeles County
    Afoot and Afield in Orange County
    San Bernardino Mountain Trails – John Williams
    Trails of the Angeles – John Williams

    and of course
    A Hiker’s Guide to Sequoia National Park – Wilderness Press

  3. Jason said on Monday, July 17, 2006, 11:44

    I bought the Insiders’ Guide to San Diego when I first moved here. It’s a good reference and provides a lot more detail than a standard guidebook like Fodor’s etc.

  4. Michael Allen Smith said on Monday, July 17, 2006, 16:13

    Thanks Jason. I just bought a new copy on Amazon for 59 cents (+ shipping).

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