‘Secrets of the Pacific Trail’ May 30 at SB Library

Local hiking enthusiast Dana Law will share his adventures and advice for hiking the legendary Pacific Crest Trail in “Secrets of the Pacific Trail” at 2 p.m. May 30 at the Solana Beach Library.

The trail starts in San Diego County at the Mexican border near Campo, and continues through the greatest elevation changes of any of America’s National Scenic Trails before eventually reaching Canada. Each year, about 500 people attempt to hike the entire trail, and thousands hike sections of it, some with the goal of eventually covering all 2,650 miles. That’s Law’s ambition. A professional magician and mind-reader, the El Cajon resident covered the first segment of the trail in March 2003. Since then he has completed more than 2,476 miles, taking 29 separate trips. His last segment will be in August 2015, ending at the Canadian border. He reports on his experiences at

Law’s 90-minute multimedia presentation is free and should interest armchair adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts who may be interested in experiencing some — or all — of the trail. “Most San Diego residents aren’t aware the Pacific Crest Trail starts in their backyard and runs 2650 miles all the way to the Canadian border,” said Law.

The library is at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach.