Day Hiking Los Angeles: An Evening with Modern Hiker’s Casey Schreiner

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Hey, city-dwellers hike, too!

The Last Bookstore is pleased to celebrate Modern Hiker founder Casey Schreiner’s Day Hiking: Los Angeles. This Los Angeles book launch will include a presentation of his comprehensive guidebook, a conversation with Curbed urbanism editor Alissa Walker, and a book signing. Southern California, the city of Los Angeles alone covers more than 500 square miles. Yet beyond the freeways and suburbia, there is a surprising amount of hikeable green space and wilderness. Get inspired to explore the world’s largest urban national park, stand beside thousand-year-old trees clinging to windswept ridgelines, and feel the mist of gently cascading waterfalls. Welcome to the outdoorsy, Los Angeles.


This new guide, by award-winning Modern Hiker writer Casey Schreiner and published by premier outdoors publisher Mountaineers Books, details trails for hikers of all ages and levels of experience. With the aid of detailed trail maps, wind your way through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the world’s largest urban national park stretching from the Pacific Coast right into Hollywood itself. Climb the Santa Susana Mountains; hike the Angeles National Forest, including the San Gabriels and Mount San Antonio, and much much more!

• 125 of the best trails throughout the Los Angeles metro area

• Easy-to-use, well-organized guide to hiking in the greater Los Angeles area

• Hikes featuring ocean views, waterfalls, coastal canyons, native grasslands, rocky peaks, desert wildflowers, and more

• Author is a trail expert and the founder of award-winning website Modern Hiker

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Casey Schreiner is an award-winning television writer and producer with a passion for the outdoors. In 2006 he founded Modern Hiker, now one of the oldest and most-read hiking blogs in California, to teach fellow Angelenos about the vast range of trails in their backyard. The site is a source of in-depth trail info and outdoor journalism for the American West. Casey has been featured in regional and national media including the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, High Country News, National Public Radio, and “Good Morning America.” Visit him online at www.modernhiker.com.




Alissa Walker connects people with their cities through writing, speaking, and walking. She is currently the urbanism editor at Curbed and her writing has appeared regularly in Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Dwell, Fast Company, GOOD, Gizmodo, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on the KCRW public radio show DnA: Design and Architecture. She has been named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing on design and urbanism, Journalist of the Year by Streetsblog Los Angeles, and in 2015 received the Design Advocate award from the LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She is also the co-founder of design east of La Brea, a nonprofit that has received two National Endowment for the Arts grants supporting its LA design events.


Please note that our store has limited capacity (a mere 300!), so get here early.


Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase a copy of the author’s title from The Last Bookstore. Any outside books must be checked with security upon entering the store. This policy applies to all Last Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.