An expert will offer tips on gear, clothing, nutrition and more for winter campers.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555.
VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA
Russ Furnas will discuss his trip to Ho Chi Minh City's 18th century opium refineries, 19th century French plantations and Mekong Delta floating markets, as well as destinations in Cambodia.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Mt. Whitney expert Ken Murray will discuss gear, trip planning and popular routes as well as the latest system for booking a permit online.
When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. Los Angeles, (310) 473-4574; Tarzana, (818) 345-4266.