Stuff I Wrote


Hike the Parks! Joshua Tree National Park

This new hiking guide curates the best hikes in Joshua Tree for a user-friendly, informative companion to explorations within Southern California’s premier desert hiking destination.

Release Date: Out Now!



Hike the Parks! Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

This second entry into the Hike the Parks! series focuses on the best hikes in Zion & Bryce Canyons, as well as a few surprises in the adjacent Dixie National Forest.

Est. Release Date: Out Now!



Hike the Parks! Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Scott’s third entry into the Hike the Park! series showcases the astonishing variety and superlative scenic beauty of his favorite national parks, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

Est. Release Date: April 1st, 2020



Scott is the co-author of the 5th edition of Afoot and Afield San Diego County with the late Jerry Schad. Scott’s work on the book involved re-hiking the entire 4th edition, as well as adding 50 new routes. Scott adding over 100 new photographs and revised the text, acting as a steward to a well-loved hiking guide rather than taking it and making it his own. This labor of love reveals the unexpected wonders of one of America’s most diverse and rewarding landscapes.

The book is available now online and at outdoor retailers.




Scott has also contributed more than 250 hike descriptions for, the West’s most-read hiking website. This is where Scott got his start, and he’s very proud of what he’s contributed to a website he has enjoyed for nearly a decade.

San Diego County
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Eastern Sierra






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