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L.A. travel talks: The Baltic, SoCal mountain hiking, Joshua Tree

BALTIC STATES

Slide show

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Travel from Helsinki, Finland, through the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania with Bill Altaffer.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

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Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

HIKING

Workshop

Get tips on hiking the three tallest mountains in Southern California: San Antonio, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto.

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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. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Learn basic astronomy and observational techniques before heading into the national park to observe the night sky.

When, where: 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Oasis Visitor Center

Admission, info: $70. (760) 367-5535

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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