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Erin Mahoney Harris
274 pages (June 2008); 6.9MB downloadWilderness Press
; ISBN: 978-0899974712
Beyond its maze of freeways, Los Angeles is a great place to walk. Step out of your car and set out on foot to discover hidden streets, architectural masterpieces, Hollywood romance, lost canyons, and vibrant SoCal culture in places like trendy Silver Lake, colorful Echo Park, eclectic Venice Beach, and more. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of this award-winning book — the first in Wilderness Press's popular Walking series — features expanded trips with dozens of additional points of interest, useful new information like nearby Metro stations and stroller-friendly walks, and four new trips to family-friendly South Pasadena, San Pedro's developing waterfront district, Glendale's picturesque Brand Park and quaint Kenneth Village, and the uber-hip Atwater Village.
This two-color, portable guide, aimed at locals and visitors alike, features 38 walks, detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and critical public transportation information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section summarizes each walk's highlights.
• The 38 walks include trivia about architecture, local culture, and Hollywood history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, shop, or get a massage.
• New edition of PMA Benjamin Franklin Award-winning title includes updated and expanded existing routes.
About the Author
Southern California native Erin Mahoney Harris loves to walk, yet she's lived most of her life in areas that wouldn't typically be considered pedestrian friendly. Undaunted, she makes it a point to hoof it whenever possible. She finds walking to be meditative, invigorating and almost always rewarding, as there are so many fascinating features and landmarks in Los Angeles that are easy to miss when whizzing by in a car.
Erin is also the founder and editor of ChillOutLA.com, a guide to health, beauty and relaxation deals in Los Angeles. She currently lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and her Golden Retriever/Chow mix, both of whom patiently accompanied her on many of the walks featured in Walking LA.