About Me

My name is Brad Spiess, and I live in Sunny San Diego.

I’m a personal trainer and one of my passions is hiking. I’ve been hiking for most of my life. I started hiking when I was about 6 or 7. I was living in Guam with my mother who was teaching there. We used to go hiking through all parts of the island by our selves and with the local U.S.O. I’m sure that’s part of what started me along this trail in my life. I’ve lived many places in this world, but it wasn’t really until I got out of the Army in 1993 and moved to San Diego that I really developed a love for hiking. One of the first things I did after moving down here was to pick up the definitive bible for hiking in San Diego; Afoot & Afield in San Diego by Jerry Schad. https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=16509 Not long after picking this book up my cousin and his wife moved down to San Diego and we started hanging out a lot. We took this book and put tabs on all the hikes we wanted to do ( there is a lot of hikes in this book) and proceeded to mark off the hikes that we had done. Over the years I’ve continued to go on hikes here and there in San Diego and anywhere else I might be traveling to. Before the internet really took off it was hard to find information on where to hike, but now there is a plethora of information on where to hike, how hard the hikes are, topographic information, visuals, etc. I’ve decided that I want to put my unique skills to use sharing this information with everyone.

As I go on my hikes I will try to gather information on the trail, the topographic map, photos of the trail and descriptions of the trail offer them up here for your enjoyment.

See you on the trail.



After my hike up Half Dome in Yosemite

After my hike up Half Dome in Yosemite