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

Learn how to pack, breeze through security and fly comfortably at Distant Lands



Learn strategies for packing for your trip, getting through security smoothly and staying healthy and comfortable on your flight.

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

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



Experts will discuss how to apply for a permit, plan a route and choose proper equipment and food.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E

Admission, info: Free. (310) 727-0728



Discover the best day hikes out of Avalon and Two Harbors and what it takes to tackle the 37.2-mile Trans-Catalina Trail.

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.


Field class

Learn about the rocks and minerals of Joshua Tree National Park in this three-day class.

When, where: 6 p.m. Friday-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Oasis Visitor Center

Admission, info: $145. (760) 367-5535.


Slide show

The World Traveled presents Elisa Kotin, who will discuss gorilla trekking in Uganda.

When, where: 11 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Du-par's, 16120 Ventura Blvd., Encino

Admission, info: $5. Walk-ins OK or RSVP on Meetup Group page:

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to

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