Experts will offer tips on preparing for Mt. Whitney, including physical conditioning, nutrition, gear and clothing. Learn strategies to cope with high altitude and alternative routes to the top.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI stores in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E; Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real; and Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 727-0728 for Manhattan Beach; (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; and (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga.
Biologist Ed LaRue will share information on desert tortoise habitats.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley.
Admission, info: Free. (760) 367-5535.
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