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Vista, California

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Scott is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for dirt-stomping, cholla-dodging, and beating his quads into meek submission. He is currently working on a pair of hiking guides for Joshua Tree National Park and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. His most recent book, a revised update of Afoot and Afield San Diego County, is out now.

Scott is an L.A. native and San Diego transplant who pulls every trick in the book to get out on the trail. His first book, a revision of Afoot and Afield San Diego County, is now out.





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