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Films & programs: Tales of female travel writers

Plus a slide show on hiking in North America; treks in Nepal; and a Joshua Tree field class.

November 04, 2012

WOMEN

Presentation

Contributors Bridget Crocker, Sarah Katin, Kimberley Lovato and Mary Jo McConahay, featured in "The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 8," will discuss their travel tales.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

HIKING

Slide show

Peter Potterfield will present images from his just-released book, "Classic Hikes of North America," featuring 25 backpacking trips in the U.S. and Canada, followed by a Q&A period.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370.

NEPAL

Presentation

Mountain guide Gary Scott will share his stories and slides of trekking in the Annapurna range and to Mt. Everest Base Camp, as well as discuss how to trek in Nepal.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Join an archaeologist to learn about the history of the Mojave Desert through objects abandoned by ranchers, miners and others.

When, where: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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