Over the course of fieldwork for Afoot and Afield, I’ve accumulated tens of thousands of photographs in galleries covering nearly every hike in the County. I’ve put the highlights into this collection of photos as a means of supplementing the black and white images in the book.
The fact that the book is not in color has been the primary complaint from readers, and I’ve gotten more than a few requests for info on whether the next edition will be in color. I don’t know at this point, but I still intend to provide these galleries. This is not just because it will allow hikers using the book to get a better look at the hikes they’re interested in taking, but also because this gallery is one of the most complete visual records of San Diego County’s open spaces that I know of.
Nagvigation should be simple enough. The galleries are organized similarly to the book: Four larger regions; coast, foothills/coastal strip, mountains, desert. Within each sub-folder, there are individual regions that also correspond to a specific chapter (Chapter 7: Escondido; Chapter 33: Blair Valley; Chapter 24: Pine Creek, for example). Within each individual region folder, you’ll find nearly all of the hikes contained within each chapter.
There are a few galleries missing. Cottonwood Creek Falls and Kitchen Creek Falls are missing because I haven’t had a chance to hike them while water is flowing. Most of Split Mountain/Lycium Wash is missing since my camera was not working. Somebrero Peak, East Approach is also missing because my camera was not working. I hope to remedy this eventually.