A hiker, outdoorsman, astronomer and lifelong Californian, Jerry Schad was the author of 16 books, including Afoot and Afield In San Diego, considered the definitive publication of San Diego County hikes and trails. He was also the author of Orange and Los Angeles county editions of Afoot and Afield, a regional “best of,” and books on bicycling and trail running. Jerry also authored the Roam-A-Rama column in the San Diego Reader, which ran for 18 years until he brought it to a close earlier this year.
The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the official designation for the largest surviving component of original Pacific temperate rainforest left in North America. For two years, writer and photographer Amy Gulick paddled and trekked among bears, islands and salmon streams to document the Tongass in it’s primeval, natural state. The result is her award-winning book and photographic journey through the natural heritage and indigenous culture of the Tongass in Salmon In the Trees.