2013 Routes, Timetables, and Program are posted!
WE ARE READY! The routes and timetables are final. Tons of media mentions and info about the Big Parade: KPCC, Atlantic Cities, NBC-LA, Alissa Walker, TimeOutLA, the Eastsider, Modern Hiker, Daily Beast, KCET, SoCalHiker, and more… Read those, or cut to the how-to, schedules, list of speakers and entertainers, and detailed info on the event and how you can join us here. And remember,...
Stair Trek - Toughest Urban Walk on the Planet?
Happening this Saturday, February 23, 2013. 24 miles, 80 stairways, 6000 feet of elevation gain. Join us!
Two New Epic Walks Scheduled
“Epics” mean routes over ten miles; we traditionally do them on holiday weekends. These are the final Big Parade-organized walks until September, but more our friends are still doing events throughout the summer. First, the Epics: JUNE 24, Multiple Mashup: This is an experimental walk that pretty much combines pieces of everything else we’ve done. It starts downtown with...
Bob Inman's Roving Art Gallery...
For Big Parade 2011 and 2012, Bob Inman - leader of the prologue, my personal stairway guru, and author of “A Guide to the Stairways of Los Angeles” - put together these amazing before/after pix, showing the street scenes we were passing in historic context. Many of the pictures were from his own decades of Southern California shooting; many more came from his father’s collection...
2013 Routes and timetables are live!
THE 2013 ROUTES AND INFO ARE POSTED. Though these are fundamentally final documents, please check with for last-minute changes on Thursday, May 16. Get ready…this is what you need to join the Big Parade (links are to PDF documents.) The HOW-TO, which details how you can join us, what to bring, what to expect, etc. The Day One schedule, which will tell you what you’ll see and...