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 Robinson, The San Gabriels, Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels, Sierra Madre’s Old Mount Wilson Trail; Michele Zack, Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, Altadena: Between Wilderness and City; Elizabeth Pomeroy, John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California, San Marino: A Centennial History; Nat Read, Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor Los Angeles 1841 to 1878; Michael Patris, Mount Lowe Railway; Glen Owens, The Heritage of the Big Santa Anita; Paul Rippens, The Saint Francis Dam; Willis Osborne, A Guide to Mt. Baldy & San Antonio Canyon; Christopher Nyerges, Enter the Forest; Norma Rowley, The 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!