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.
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.
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: www.meetup.com/TheWorldTraveled