Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail

Wednesday, May 24th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Barney Scout Mann

Join award-winning author Barney Scout Mann for an evening of powerful stories and stunning imagery, as he discusses his life experiences—exploring America’s most iconic hiking trails.

His latest book, The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail, was chosen as "Best Books of 2016" by Amazon. Smithsonian Magazine named it "one of the best travel books of 2016" and Backpacker Magazine called it "the best coffee table book for 2016".

Following the success of The Appalachian Trail, and the New York Times bestseller, America's Great Hiking Trails, Mann's latest work has been widely recognized as the official book on one of America's most iconic hiking trails.

A prolific long-distance hiker and avid backpacker for 50 years, Mann hiked the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail over five months—spanning 2,650 miles—from Mexico to Canada. The New York Times calls him "the informal historian for the trail". He has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Oregonian, and Backpacker Magazine, amongst others.

Due to considerable interest in the Forum, we have now closed registration for the event, as we are at full capacity.

Coming up next...

June 15th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Behind the Scenes at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Daniel Lewis, Ph.D.

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Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 7287.

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