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Rocko1
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5/7/2017
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Just curious as to what is your go to book(s) for hiking, history, etc. in Anza Borrego. I have the book by Diana and Lowell Lindsay and an old Afoot and Afield in San Diego by Jerry Schad. Any others worth getting?
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Those are it for me...they are both really just idea starters though....off trail hiking in ABDSP is where the fun is.

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Some of my favorites,
1. Geology of Anza Borrego: Edge of Creation. Remeika/ Lowell Lindsay
2. Marshall South and the Ghost Mountian Chronicles. M.South / Editied by Diana Lindsay (Highly recommended)
3. Afoot and Afield. J.Shad RIP
Others please chime in
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caltopo.com
San Diego 100 peaks list
Google Earth

Are always good for ideas.
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rockhopper wrote:
Some of my favorites,
1. Geology of Anza Borrego: Edge of Creation. Remeika/ Lowell Lindsay
2. Marshall South and the Ghost Mountian Chronicles. M.South


have those also, great for history and geo-reference, thanks for mentioning those, my mind was thinking hiking only.

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Buford wrote:
caltopo.com
San Diego 100 peaks list
Google Earth


caltopo.com - almost indispensable to me, matt has really made this a #1 map resource.
100 peaks - great all round so cal reference for hiking, derek has covered and documented some great areas to explore.

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dsefcik wrote:
rockhopper wrote:
Some of my favorites,
1. Geology of Anza Borrego: Edge of Creation. Remeika/ Lowell Lindsay
2. Marshall South and the Ghost Mountian Chronicles. M.South


have those also, great for history and geo-reference, thanks for mentioning those, my mind was thinking hiking only.

Cheers Daren and thanks for all your efforts.
btw Although not a "book" G.Earth is near top of the list for exploring / hiking.
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rockhopper wrote:
Although not a "book" G.Earth is near top of the list for exploring / hiking.


I really don't use GE much anymore, caltopo has pretty much replaced it for me but I know it is still very popular with many folks.

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5/7/2017
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Would definitely consider these four books in addition to what everyone else has mentioned. Regarding GE and caltopo, caltopo has a lot of features that are very helpful but you can pan/tilt/zoom or revert to prior satellite imaging on GE and that come in very handy at times. Love them both.

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5/8/2017
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All The Wild And Lonely Places by Larry Hogue is beautifully written. The BS library has a copy.
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5/8/2017
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caltopo.com + imagination = trouble / fun smile
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Rocko1
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5/8/2017
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ziphius wrote:
caltopo.com + imagination = trouble / fun smile

I have never tried caltopo. I will check it out, thanks.
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dsefcik wrote:
Buford wrote:
caltopo.com
San Diego 100 peaks list
Google Earth


caltopo.com - almost indispensable to me, matt has really made this a #1 map resource.
100 peaks - great all round so cal reference for hiking, derek has covered and documented some great areas to explore.


We might be referring to a different 100 peaks website. Peakbagger has the Sierra Club San Diego 100 list with reports:

http://peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=5058

Even if you don't peakbag, if a peak is in the area someone has been there and likely posted some kind of report.

As for caltopo, I agree with the trouble/fun. "Those lines are far enough apart, that route has to be doable."
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Buford wrote:

We might be referring to a different 100 peaks website. Peakbagger has the Sierra Club San Diego 100 list with reports:

http://peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=5058


I was referring to Derek's 100 Peaks website http://100peaks.com/

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5/10/2017
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Ben Baumans site has good trip reports for all of the Sierra Club San Diego Peaks.


http://silverset.net/100-peaks-in-san-diego


I am working on that list and have 72/100 but a lot of tough ones left. Also, another plug for Jerry Shad book. That was the first place I read about Goat Canyon Trestle.
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5/11/2017
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The Historic Backcountry seems to be a hard find to purchase.
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Britain wrote:
The Historic Backcountry seems to be a hard find to purchase.
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Email Chris directly, that is how I bought mine, he is a good guy.

https://chriswray.smugmug.com/BackcountryBook/The-Historic-backcountry-Book/

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The Historic Backcountry seems to be a hard find to purchase.
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Email Chris directly, that is how I bought mine, he is a good guy.

https://chriswray.smugmug.com/BackcountryBook/The-Historic-backcountry-Book/


Already have. Waiting a reply.

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5/12/2017
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Chris did back to me. I will order through him.

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dsefcik wrote:
Britain wrote:
The Historic Backcountry seems to be a hard find to purchase.
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Email Chris directly, that is how I bought mine, he is a good guy.

https://chriswray.smugmug.com/BackcountryBook/The-Historic-backcountry-Book/


I'd love to read that book, but $50 is a bit steep for me.
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Rocko1 wrote:
I'd love to read that book, but $50 is a bit steep for me.
It is somewhat expensive but it has a ton of info, I personally think value wise it is worth the money..but that is me.

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Bought a signed (yeah, that's how I roll smile ) copy of Wray's book at the Desert View Tower a few years ago. Just called over there and they say they're sold out and can't get Chris to get them any more. Anyone know how the third edition differs from the prior one??
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tommy750 wrote:
Bought a signed (yeah, that's how I roll smile ) copy of Wray's book at the Desert View Tower a few years ago. Just called over there and they say they're sold out and can't get Chris to get them any more. Anyone know how the third edition differs from the prior one??


Not sure about the editions, but he said yesterday he has another 'batch' coming out. Not sure if that's for him to sell himself or what.
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Chris did say he just got a new batch in. I told him checks in the mail. Ordered a few books posted here for summer reading while the desert heats up and cooks.
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tommy750 wrote:
Bought a signed (yeah, that's how I roll smile ) copy of Wray's book at the Desert View Tower a few years ago. Just called over there and they say they're sold out and can't get Chris to get them any more. Anyone know how the third edition differs from the prior one??
What I remember was he updated some photos, added more GPS coordinates and I think he added more places/info...but I had that conversation over a year ago with him. When you order direct he will sign the book by name to you if you ask...8-)

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I may have gotten a blooper edition, my cover (same as in that link I posted) says "Fourth Edition" but inside it says "Third Edition"

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dsefcik wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Bought a signed (yeah, that's how I roll smile ) copy of Wray's book at the Desert View Tower a few years ago. Just called over there and they say they're sold out and can't get Chris to get them any more. Anyone know how the third edition differs from the prior one??
What I remember was he updated some photos, added more GPS coordinates and I think he added more places/info...but I had that conversation over a year ago with him. When you order direct he will sign the book by name to you if you ask...8-)



Thanks for the update, Daren. Have to admit that book is a favorite and always refer to it with trip planning.
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5/19/2017
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dsefcik wrote:
I may have gotten a blooper edition, my cover (same as in that link I posted) says "Fourth Edition" but inside it says "Third Edition"


Just received my copy, Cover Fourth Edition..Inside "Thrid" haha edition. Chris signed it for me. Now have this and All the Wild and Lonely Places. Will start digging in now.

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6/13/2017
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Although I am brand new to this forum, I'm going to step up and recommend a new book you might not have heard of yet. While it is no guide book it is an excellent book on the rock art in the region. Don Liponi and Daren Sefcik did the photography in the book. A lot of the photography is done in a process called DStretch. DStretch brings out pictographs that may no longer be visible to the naked eye. I was a skeptic at first but found there was an app for the iPhone you could use so I tried it out on several trips I have made into the AB and surrounding area and was surprised at the results. If you might be interested in the book, you can find it at the La Rumorosa website. (A disclaimer: I designed the book for Don but that makes me no less a passionate advocate for the quality of the material within the book.)
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8/16/2017
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Just purchased this book. Seems apropos during our current political climate to review the local details of our so called Manifest Destiny. Doubt it will be an easy read.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/revealing-the-history-of-genocide-against-californias-native-americans
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