Hear tales from Mountain Travel founder Allen Steck, who will be signing his new book A Mountaineer's Life at the Mountain Travel Sobek office in Emeryville, California, on Thursday December 14, 2017 from 5:30pm. His stories are from the days when mountain climbing was discovery, when men like Steck forged new routes, both literal and literary. With dry humor and detailed recall, Steck captures the excitement and intrigue of a time when there were few rules and no guidelines.
Fall is here and we are heading to the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for a free community hike on November 18, 2017. Following expert guide John Baston, we'll take a 6-mile loop hike (with a 1686' elevation gain) on the Sandstone Peak and Mishe Mokwa trails reaching the tallest point in the southern section of the coastal range mountains at 3,111. Enjoy sweeping views of the range as you hike on well-maintained trails through California sagebrush and bay laurel.
Mountain Travel Sobek staff head out to Pinnacles for a day removing an invasive plant species and collecting native wildflower seeds for future restoration projects. Learn more about their day and how you can get involved in National Park habitat restoration here.