I've been skiing cross-country for 22 years in the mountains of California. I've enjoyed it and I'd like to share with you what I know. I'm an experienced skier who loves to ski locally and in the Sierra Nevada. I'm a life member of the Sierra Club, a trip leader for the Cross-Country Ski Section of the San Diego Chapter, former Executive Committee member of the San Diego Chapter, and founding webmaster (1994) for the national Sierra Club's webpage, http://www.sierraclub.org/.
I decided to write this book because of my personal frustration in finding information on where to ski in Southern California. Researching for this book took a lot of time, in libraries, archives, the Internet, writing letters, making phone calls, and spending plenty of time in the field. To ensure accuracy, I personally scouted all tours at least twice. If you find errors or omissions, or if you have additional information, please e-mail me a note so I can update future editions of this book. Updates will be available at this book's website, http://ski.drydog.com/. Send updates me with this form.
Skiing can be dangerous! This book isn't a substitute for your own common sense. Don't use this book unless you are willing to take personal responsibility for your own safety. When skiing, be aware of hazards from inclement weather, ice, and hidden obstacles (such as holes, trees, streams, and rocks). Prepare yourself--bring proper gear, be fit, and obtain sufficient training and experience appropriate for the ski tour. Take part in a regular conditioning program and professional ski instruction--this will increase your enjoyment of skiing. Nothing in this book grants the right to trespass over private land.
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