Wednesday, February 10 at 7PM (pt)
DISCOVERING GRIFFITH PARK: A LOCAL'S GUIDE
by CASEY SCHREINER
in conversation with BETH PRATT
The Angeleno's guide to one of the city's most beloved destinations. Discovering Griffith Park uses the park's extensive trail network as an anchor to explore the park in full, whether on foot, wheel, or hoof.
People all over the world have seen Los Angeles's famed Hollywood sign and the iconic domed Griffith Observatory. Both are part of Griffith Park, a place visited by more than 10 million people each year--more than Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks combined.
Rugged and vast, the 4,511-acre Griffith Park encompasses a sprawling 70-mile long network of trails, ranging from paved paths through manicured landscapes to challenging ridgeline climbs, and is a destination for hikers, trail runners, cyclists, equestrians, picnickers, and museum-goers. It's a unique outdoor space in a city that is not well known for its outdoor amenities. Discovering Griffith Park uses the park's extensive trail network as an anchor to explore the park in full, whether on foot, wheel, or hoof. Readers will also find out where the best views of the Hollywood sign are, where they can catch free Shakespeare on summer evenings, and how to attend one of the legendary Los Angeles Breakfast Club meetings for good food, good friends, and a bit of early morning learning.
Casey Schreiner is the founder and editor in chief of ModernHiker.com, the most-read hiking blog on the West Coast, where he encourages city-dwellers to explore the parks, open spaces, and wilderness areas that are often right in their backyards. He is also the author of Day Hiking: Los Angeles (Mountaineers Books, 2016), focused on 125 hikes around one of the country's largest cities. Casey has been featured in national media for his reporting work uncovering outdoor vandals via social media, and he also works as an award-winning television writer, producer, and on-air personality. He lives in Los Angeles. Visit him online at ModernHiker.com and on Instagram and Facebook @modernhiker.
Beth Pratt has worked in environmental leadership roles for over 25 years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. As Regional Executive Director of the California Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, “I have the best job in the world” she says. “While advocating for the state’s remarkable animals, I get to travel around California and spend time with condors, mountain lions, porpoises, pika, and foxes, and work with some amazing people who help wildlife thrive.”