ONLY IN L.A....
BY THE NUMBERS...
10,000 steps per walk
9,999 photos logged, with 0.5% making it into the book
472 square miles in Los Angeles
57 walks in book, all with recommended picnic ops
55 walks with restaurants along route or nearby
52 walks within walking distance of Metro bus stops
46 walks that are dog-friendly
18 walks within walking distance of Metro rail lines
14 municipalities, outside of L.A., included in these walks
5 miles, approximate distance of 10,000 steps
1 pedometer used (Omran) on all my walks
0 number of squirrels caught by my dog Porter
Like so many creative projects, the cover for 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. underwent several drafts before the current cover came to fruition. Though we didn't end up using her version, Sydnee Davidson presented some really cool alternates, including a foot concept in which the toes ingenuously spelled out "10,000." If you're looking for an awesome graphic designer, connect with her on LinkedIn!
Just a few candids of my trusty walking companion, Porter, who accompanied me on many of these dog-friendly walks, always willing to go that extra step.