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.
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.
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.
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.
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