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A workshop at REI in Rancho Cucamonga will show how to navigate the cables at Half Dome



REI experts will show you how to navigate the cables on Half Dome and make it to the top.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at REI in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360



Learn recipes, tips and tricks for cooking in the great outdoors.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Adventure 16, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.



Test your cross-country hiking skills on this eight-mile round trip to the Hexahedron Mine.

When, where: 8 a.m. March 15. Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535

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