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10,000 steps a day in L.A. : 52 walking adventures /

by Haddad, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Solana Beach, California : Santa Monica Press, [2015]Description: 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781595800848; 1595800840.Other title: Ten thousand steps a day in Los Angeles; Ten thousand steps a day in L.A; 10,000 steps a day in Los Angeles.Subject(s): Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Tours | Walking -- California -- Los Angeles -- Guidebooks | Physical fitness -- California -- Los AngelesScope and content: "The first book to integrate the '10,000 steps' fitness phenomenon into the Los Angeles terrain, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. : 52 Walking Adventures takes readers through the beaches, mountains, parks, rivers, and reservoirs of L.A. while immersing them in the city's lore, history, landmarks, and sometimes quirky locales"--Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also eager to explore Los Angeles--from its most legendary locations to its more hidden, unsung, and quirky sites.<br> <br> In this first-ever book to explore the 10,000-steps lifestyle in Los Angeles, author Paul Haddad takes readers on a journey through the city's streets, beaches, mountains, rivers, reservoirs, and parks. He includes 10,000-step walks from throughout the Southland, from Simi Valley to the South Bay, and Pasadena to Pacific Palisades.<br> <br> Tread the grounds of a defunct Disney attraction called Dwarfland. Trace the extinct canals of Venice Beach. Stroll the shortest Main Street in America. Discover hidden streams, secret murals, lost cities, Hollywood haunts, houses made of stone, and parks that time forgot!<br> <br> 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. features:<br> * 52 walks containing 10,000 steps<br> * Detailed maps and directions<br> * Descriptions of the terrain, walking surface, and dog-friendliness of each walk<br> * Parking suggestions<br> * Sidebars with colorful trivia and anecdotes<br> <br> Most importantly, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. offers a sense of fun and discovery about Los Angeles that makes the goal of 10,000 steps easy to attain. Readers need only bring their feet--pedometers are optional!

"The first book to integrate the '10,000 steps' fitness phenomenon into the Los Angeles terrain, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. : 52 Walking Adventures takes readers through the beaches, mountains, parks, rivers, and reservoirs of L.A. while immersing them in the city's lore, history, landmarks, and sometimes quirky locales"--Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 7)
  • Central L.A. and the Eastside
  • Walk 1 Downtown Los Angeles: This Way to Pedways! (p. 16)
  • Walk 2 Chinatown / Olvera Street / Little Tokyo: Downtown's Cultural Triangle (p. 24)
  • Walk 3 The Arts District: Industrial Chic (p. 30)
  • Walk 4 Boyle Heights / Lincoln Heights: Gateway to East-and Old-L.A (p. 36)
  • Walk 5 Echo Park / Angelino Heights: Echoes of Decades Past (p. 42)
  • Walk 6 Elysian Park West: Treasures Lost and Found (p. 48)
  • Walk 7 Elysian Park East: Between a Rock and a Freeway (p. 54)
  • Walk 8 Highland Park / Mount Washington: Houses of the Holy (p. 60)
  • Walk 9 Silver Lake: Walking with Sir Walter Scott (p. 66)
  • Walk 10 Griffith Park: A River Runs Through It (p. 72)
  • Walk 11 Los Feliz / Griffith Park: It's Not All Greek (p. 78)
  • Walk 12 Los Angeles River: Rapids Transit District (p. 84)
  • Walk 13 Eagle Rock: Beyond the Boulder (p. 88)
  • Hollywood and Mid-City
  • Walk 14 Hollywood: Hiding in Plain Sight (p. 96)
  • Walk 15 Hollywood Heights / Whitley Heights: Reaching Old Heights (p. 104)
  • Walk 16 Hollywood Sign: A Backstage Pass (p. 110)
  • Walk 17 Hollywood Hills: Hooray for Lake Hollywood (p. 116)
  • Walk 18 Miracle Mile: Treading Above the Goo (p. 122)
  • Walk 19 Wilshire Center: A Few Miracles of Its Own (p. 130)
  • Walk 20 Greater Hancock Park: The Platinum Square (p. 136)
  • Walk 21 West hollywood: Rock Walk (p. 142)
  • Walk 22 Baldwin Hills: Flood-and-Fancy-Free (p. 148)
  • West San Gabriel Valley
  • Walk 23 Glendale: Whistling Through a Graveyard (p. 156)
  • Walk 24 Upper Arroyo Seco: To Hell and Back (p. 164)
  • Walk 25 Lower Arroyo Seco: Phantom Bikers and Paradise Lost (p. 170)
  • Walk 26 Pasadena: The Eternal City Beautiful (p. 176)
  • Walk 27 Altadena: Portal to White City (p. 182)
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Walk 28 Agoura Hills: Way out West (p. 190)
  • Walk 29 Chatsworth / Simi Valley: Rockets, Shoot-Outs, and Burnouts (p. 196)
  • Walk 30 Sepulveda Dam: The Valley's Philharmonic (p. 202)
  • Walk 31 Valley Glen: How Green Is Our Valley! (p. 206)
  • Walk 32 Studio City: Shades of May field (p. 210)
  • Walk 33 North Hollywood: NoHo's Freeway to Nowhere (p. 216)
  • Walk 34 North Hollywood / Tujunga Village: From Statehood to Hollywood (p. 222)
  • Walk 35 Lake View Terrace: Well Hello, Hansen! (p. 228)
  • Walk 36 Burbank: Back in the Saddle (p. 232)
  • Westside
  • Walk 37 Santa Monica: Footprints of the Great Bandini (p. 240)
  • Walk 38 Pacific Palisades: A Stroll for the Soul (p. 246)
  • Walk 39 Venice: Channeling Abbot Kinney (p. 250)
  • Walk 40 Marina Del Rey: Walking by the Dock of the Bay (p. 256)
  • Walk 41 Playa Del Rey: a Bunch of Ballona (p. 262)
  • Walk 42 West LOS Angeles: Freedom Walk (p. 266)
  • Walk 43 Culver City: Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (p. 272)
  • Walk 44 Franklin Canyon: The Center of It All (p. 278)
  • Walk 45 Beverly Hills: 9021-Oh-Oh! (p. 284)
  • Walk 46 Beverly Hills II: Above and Below the Tracks (p. 290)
  • South Bay
  • Walk 47 Westchester: More than Just a Plane View (p. 298)
  • Walk 48 El Segundo: A Little Nostalgia Trip (p. 304)
  • Walk 49 Manhattan Beach: Pleasant Strand, Gnarly Sand (p. 310)
  • Walk 50 Hermosa Beach / Redondo Beach: Pier to Pier (p. 316)
  • Walk 51 Rancho Palos Verdes: Walking in the Bluff (p. 322)
  • Walk 52 San Pedro: Where L.A. Goes South (p. 328)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 334)
  • About the Author (p. 336)

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