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Friday, March 25, 2016

Altadena Public Library Presents Top Waterfall Hikes in the San Gabriel Valley with Laura Randall, Author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles

On Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library.

The San Gabriel Mountains offer dozens of waterfalls within easy reach: some are hidden and undiscovered, while others are busy all the time. Laura Randall, author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles, has been exploring the trails that lead to them all year, many in the days following this winter’s El Nino storms. Join her as she talks about some of her favorite discoveries, which ones are best for beginner hikers and which ones will appeal to the more adventurous, and how she learned to stop worrying about crowds and embrace the camaraderie of a busy trail.

A native of suburban Philadelphia, Laura Randall lived in Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, before moving to the Los Angeles area in 1999. Her byline can be found in a variety of newspapers and consumer magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Sunset Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor. From the Westside to the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, she has lived in many Los Angeles neighborhoods and can lead you to excellent trails in just about any pocket of the city. Randall is also the author of Peaceful Places: Los Angeles.

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