Los Angeles just became the latest city to adopt Indigenous Peoples Day in favor of Columbus Day. The holiday has been gaining support across the country as Seattle, Minneapolis and Berkeley, Calif. have already made the alternative to Columbus Day official. Here’s everything you need to know about Indigenous Peoples Day, how it’s different from…
A decade in the making, the new 37-mile Trans-Catalina Island Trail spotlights the varied landscapes, dramatic changes in elevation and different ecosystems of the island’s interior, where most tourists never venture.
The Trans-Catalina Island Trail climbs, dips and winds through the island’s back country, which has remained largely unseen by the public and is essentially unchanged since Tongva Indians roamed the 76-square-mile island going back thousands of years.
Hiking permits are required by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Permits can also be obtained at these locations:
Conservancy House in Avalon, at
125 Clarissa Ave. Open daily from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for
lunch. (310) 510-2595
Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, open daily 10 AM to 4 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day (closed Thursdays all other months)
Airport in the Sky Open daily from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter) 7p.m.
(summer), call (310) 510-0143
Two Harbors Visitor Information
Center Open daily from 7:30 a.m.
to 4p.m. (winter) 6:30 p.m.
(summer), call (800) 422-8475
Camping reservations and permits can also be obtained through Two Harbors Enterprises, (310) 510-8368