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Travel films & events: Presentation on Armenia

Plus, tips for visiting Mt. Whitney, moderate hike at Joshua Tree.

March 31, 2013

ARMENIA

Presentation

Matthew Karanian will showcase both modern and ancient Armenia in this presentation about creating the country's first commercial travel guide, "Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Guide." Illustrated with images that he and co-author Robert Kurkjian photographed during their research.

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

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

MT. WHITNEY

Presentation

Whitney expert Kurt Wedberg will offer tips for gear and trip planning and show detailed slides of various approaches to the mountain.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at its Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.

JOSHUA TREE

Hiking

A moderate 81/2 -mile hike on the Lost Horse Loop will take participants to the Optimist Mine and its camp ruins.

When, where: 8 a.m. April 7 at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center.

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

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

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