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

Mountain climbing tips and more



Mountaineer Courtney Purcell will share lessons he's learned on his climbs around the world.

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

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


Autumn Sea Fair

Enjoy ocean-related activities such as Japanese fish printing, learning how to cast a fishing rod and searching for buried treasure.

When, where: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562


Day hike

Explore the Coxcomb Mountains, a little-visited region of Joshua Tree National Park, on a strenuous day hike led by a National Park Service ranger.

When, where: 7 a.m. Oct. 16, Oasis Visitor Center, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $45. (760) 367-5535.

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