Day Hiking Los Angeles

Author: Casey Schreiner
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680510096
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Nature is just around the corner in the City of Angels

Day Hikes Around Los Angeles

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420719
Release Date: 2015-03-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

LA Times Best Seller and four-time award winner from three Outdoor Writers Associations, including Best in Show and Best Guidebook! Expanded 6th edition includes 160 day hikes in and around Los Angeles and over 230 maps. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to panoramic overlooks. This is an essential guide to discovering the city's thousands of acres of public green space as well as many access points to the coastline.

Day Hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420654
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The 50-mile-long Santa Monica Mountains parallel the coastline in Southern California, dividing the Pacific coast from the interior valleys. The majority of the range is located within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the world's largest national park at 150,000 acres, including three major state parks. Included in this new guide are 138 day hikes, with an additional section of 13 hikes that traverses the full length of the 68-mile Backbone Trail in day hike segments. There are a variety of hikes to accommodates every level of hiking, from short strolls along boardwalks to all-day coast-to-peak hikes. Also included are clear trail descriptions, ample maps, and an index.

Secret Stairs

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595809285
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical aspects of the city’s staircases, as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena to walking the Sunset Junction Loop in Silver Lake, to taking the Beachwood Canyon hike through “Hollywoodland” to enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, Secret Stairs takes you on a tour of the staircases all across the City of Angels. The circular walks, rated for duration and difficulty, deliver tales of historic homes and their fascinating inhabitants, bits of unusual local trivia, and stories of the neighborhoods surrounding the stairs. That’s where William Faulkner was living when he wrote the screenplay for To Have and Have Not; that house was designed by Neutra; over there is a Schindler; that’s where Woody Guthrie lived, where Anais Nin died, and where Thelma Todd was murdered . . . Despite the fact that one of these staircases starred in an Oscar-winning short film—Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box, from 1932—these civic treasures have been virtually unknown to most of the city’s residents and visitors. Now, Secret Stairs puts these hidden stairways back on the map, while introducing urban hikers to exciting new “trails” all around the city of Los Angeles.

Secret Walks

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595808233
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map. The walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating factoids about historical landmarks—the original Bat Cave from Batman, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, or the storage barn for one of L.A.’s oldest wineries. The book also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the infamous water engineer William Mulholland; the convicted murderer and philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job on the L.A. Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the marshes south of Santa Monica and create his American “Venice.” Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times best-seller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore but tired of the crowds at Runyon Canyon or Temescal Park.

Afoot and Afield San Diego County

Author: Jerry Schad
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975153
Release Date: 2010-03-12
Genre: Travel

The Los Angeles Times has hailed Southern California' hiking guru Jerry Schad's Afoot & Afield San Diego County as "the bible of San Diego hiking." Encompassing the county from Sunset Cliff Park and the Bayside Trail at Point Loma to Fonts Point in the Borrego Badlands, this hiking guide is the "must-have" to explore San Diego's diverse outdoors. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county - including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert - in trips ranging from the short family excursions to multi-day backpacks. This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County's most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover 250 hikes. All new maps.

Afoot and Afield Los Angeles County

Author: Jerry Schad
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899974996
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Travel

With a total of 200 trips, "Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County" now covers virtually every hike worth taking within an hour's drive of the city. The third edition features 24 new hikes, emphasizing exploration of L.A. County's newest urban-edge parks and open spaces.

The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook

Author: Amelia Saltsman
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822035089614
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Cooking

No matter where you live, The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook will inspire you to head out to your own farmers' market and discover its treasures!As summer farmers' markets swing into high gear, people everywhere are hungry for information about buying and cooking seasonally, locally, and sustainably. The answers are found in the award-winning THE SANTA MONICA FARMERS' MARKET COOKBOOK: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes, and Stories from the Market and Farm by Amelia Saltsman. This universal resource shows readers how to select the tastiest ingredients at their local markets and how to prepare them simply and deliciously in creative, no-fuss recipes sure to please family and friendsA regional market with national presence, the Santa Monica Farmers' Market has long inspired both renowned chefs and home cooks. For more than twenty years, Amelia Saltsman has shopped its stands, talked with its farmers, and cooked its magnificent produce for family and friends. The result is The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook (Blenheim Press, August 1, 2007), a celebration of the market's excellence and its hardworking farmers.What's the difference between white and green zucchini? What are amaranth, sapote, and ramps? With Amelia as your guide, you'll learn the answers to these questions and more. In these pages, you'll find advice on how to select and store produce, stories about farmers and their crops, chef and farmer cooking tips, and over 100 of Amelia's simple, tempting recipes.

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss

Author: Laurel Moglen
Publisher: Emons Publishers
ISBN: 3954518848
Release Date: 2016-08
Genre:

.Go beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of Angels .Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide "In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington Adventures beckon! For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as "72 suburbs in search of a city." But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural opportunities, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer; hug a redwood tree...in the middle of a Downtown LA restaurant; walk through an ancient forest; and hike to the 100-year-old ruins of a castle in the sky. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Santa Monica Pier, longtime locals and intrepid visitors alike will fall in love with the real LA. Surprises await. Prepare to be captivated by the City of Angels."

101 Hikes in Southern California

Author: Jerry Schad
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975160
Release Date: 2011-01-15
Genre: Travel

Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 10 new hikes, with a greater emphasis on hiking opportunities in the fast-growing Ventura County and Inland Empire regions, and updated information for hikes from the first edition. For each trip you'll find all new maps, photos, the highlights of the trail, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance.

Trails of the Angeles

Author: John W. Robinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0899972322
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Travel

This classic hiking guide to the San Gabriel Range on the north edge of Los Angeles has been revised and updated. Backpack trips as well as day hikes are included.