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The legacy of John Robinson, who knew the San Gabriel mountains like the back of his hand




John Robinson in 1971 leading a Sierra Club  Desert Peaks Section outing to El Picacho de Diablo peak in Baja California, Mexico.
John Robinson in 1971 leading a Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section outing to El Picacho de Diablo peak in Baja California, Mexico.
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The tens of thousands of people who hike the San Gabriel mountains all owe a debt to John Robinson, who passed away in April at the age of 88.

Robinson wrote the definitive guide to hiking the San Gabriels back in the 1971, called “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels.” The book has sold more than 100,000 copies since.

AirTalk looks at Robinson’s legacy.

Guests:

Steve Scauzillo, reporter for the Southern California News Group who’s whose latest piece is on the legacy of John Robinson; he tweets @stevscaz

Casey Schreiner, Los Angeles-based creator and editor-in-chief of the site, www.modernhiker.com; he tweets @dropdeadsuit