Happy trails on 50th anniversary

FINDING THEIR PATH—The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, a nonprofit that helps protect the public trail system throughout the region, marked its 50th anniversary with a May 5 picnic at Calamigos Ranch near Malibu. Right, Melanie Beck of the National Park Service discusses the history of the Backbone Trail. Below, trails council president Ruth Gerson addresses the gathering. Bottom right, guests celebrate the organization’s 1969 founding. Learn more about the trails council at smmtc.org.Pho...

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