The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Climbing Kilimanjaro, hiking John Muir Trail, touring Japan

How to climb Kilimanjaro is explained at REI, and Adventure 16 shows way down the John Muir Trail



An REI expert will discuss climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Marangu Route.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.; Wednesday at the Rancho Cucamonga store, 12218 Foothill Blvd.; and Thursday at the Santa Monica store, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga; and (310) 458-4370 for Santa Monica.



Learn tips, logistics, route planning and more to prepare for through-hiking the John Muir Trail.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.

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



Frank McKown will discuss a classic tour of Japan, including Tokyo, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Nara and Kyoto.

When, where: Noon Saturday, May 30, at Gitana Restaurant, 260 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Admission, info: $21 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601.

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