Meet the Authors of Mountain Histories

Fans of hiking and history will be very interested to learn about a free meet-and-greet and panel discussion with 11 authors of books on our local mountains on Saturday, January 24th.

From 1 to 4PM, First Water Design will host history, hiking, and botany experts in a panel discussion on a wide variety of topics near and dear to the San Gabriel Mountains and surrounding landscape. The authors will be selling and signing their works before kicking off a panel discussion at 2PM. Authors include John RobinsonThe San Gabriels, Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels, Sierra Madre’s Old Mount Wilson TrailMichele ZackSouthern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, Altadena: Between Wilderness and CityElizabeth PomeroyJohn Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California, San Marino: A Centennial HistoryNat ReadDon Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor Los Angeles 1841 to 1878Michael PatrisMount Lowe RailwayGlen OwensThe Heritage of the Big Santa AnitaPaul RippensThe Saint Francis DamWillis OsborneA Guide to Mt. Baldy & San Antonio CanyonChristopher NyergesEnter the ForestNorma RowleyThe Angeles Was Our Home; and Chris Kasten, cartographer and former manager of Sturtevant Camp.

This will be a great way to learn more about the often-much-more-interesting-than-you-think SoCal history and get extra-inspired to join us on our Go Hike L.A. trip to Sturtevant Camp on Sunday, January 25th!

The event is free. Join us at 154 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre, CA – and feel free to say hi!

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