Secret Walks$ 16.95
A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles by Charles Fleming
This distinctive guide book is the sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelenos. Each walk is rated for duration, distances, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map.
The descriptions of the walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating tales about such historical landmarks as the original Bat Cave from the Batman TV show, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, and the storage barn for one of L.A.'s oldest wineries.
Secret Walks also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the controversial water engineer William Mulholland; the philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job at the Los Angeles Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the mashes south of Santa Monica and created his American "Venice."
Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times bestseller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore the outdoor beauty of the Southland.
Paperback, 240 pages
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