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We didn’t get a chance to tell you about this ahead of time, but the Big Parade III is going on right now and through the rest of this weekend.

The 35-mile, two day excursion covers 100 stairways of beautiful Echo Park, Downtown, Silver Lake and Los Feliz, and is led by Bob Inman, nicknamed the “stairway god.”

While the tour has started as of the publication of this post, the tour is organized by “loops” and you can join in at any time. The best part? You can find out where they are, real time, by checking out their Twitter page (right now they are on the Downtown LA segment).

Some of the highlights for today’s tour include an Echo Park loop, meeting at Fix Coffee at 3:00 pm for a 5.5 mile historic stairways loop. At 6:00 pm is the final loop of the day in Angelino Heights, meeting at Lot 1 Cafe for a two mile tour of the Victorian architecture of the neighborhood and Echo Park Lake. Check out the map below and visit the website for more details on timelines:

Sunday’s tour covers Silver Lake and Los Feliz, all the way up to the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign.

Along the way, you’ll discuss historical points of interest, nature, and architecture – all things which make our neighborhoods awesome!

Big Parade III
May 21-22, 2011
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Bob Inman, who is not a stranger around Echo Park, will lead a “Stairways and Beer” tour around Eagle Rock this Sunday, September 19, 2010.

Inman is the author of  “Guide to Public Stairways of Los Angeles” as well as a veteran of the annual Big Parade LA in Echo Park and surrounding neighborhoods. He’s the perfect guy to take you on a tour of stairways anywhere in LA!

The tour starts at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park, and explores four public stairways in an eight mile loop, along with great views and little known jewels of the LA scene.

After the tour, return to Verdugo Bar for music, special beers, and gourmet food trucks.

For more information, contact Bob Inman at LASTAIRWAYS@pacbell.net

Verdugo Bar is located at 3408 Verdugo Road

Sun 9/19 Stairways and Beer

Led by Bob Inman, author of
“Guide to Public Stairways of Los Angeles”
and veteran of June’s “Big Parade LA”

Meet at Verdugo for an exploration through the highlands of Eagle Rock including 4 public stairways, lovely streets with great views, and little known jewels of the LA scene.

Return back to Verdugo to hang on the patio with tunes, special beers, and treats from the gourmet food trucks!

For more information contact Bob Inman at LASTAIRWAYS@pacbell.net