Hiking Book Gets Three Generation Update

By Chris Wilson

A local author, who wrote an Ojai Valley-based, pocket-sized hiking and trail guide in 1999, recently updated and expanded the book with the help of her daughter and granddaughter."Roam: Ojai's Hip Little Hiking Guide" is available in many area museums and stores, and now includes new sections on cycling trails, rock climbing and horseback riding. Author Gael Belden originally wrote the book in 1999 when she found she was recreating herself and was writing essays about nature."I had a wolf-hybrid dog named Epiphany," Belden

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