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Bear Canyon w/ Brett Sheehan

Join Peaks and Professors' longtime Faculty Advisor Brett Sheehan on the trails! You may recognize Professor Sheehan, the director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC, from Parkside IRC, where he has resided as Faculty in Residence for over five years. Professor Sheehan's research interests exist at the intersection of politics, society, and economy, especially considering the relationship between financial institutions and society. Professor Sheehan spends his summers in China conducting research and traveling. 


PEAK: Bear Canyon


SCENERY: The trail to Bear Canyon Campground passes Switzer Falls, one of the most popular hike destinations in SoCal, continuing on through the San Gabriels' shaded canyons.

FUN FACT: Depending on the season (unfortunately might be dry in September), the trail passes numerous secluded swimming holes.


PROFESSOR: Brett Sheehan

DEPARTMENT: East Asian Studies

FACULTY PAGE: Visit here

RATE MY PROFESSOR: "'Papa Sheehan' is a highly intelligent professor and cares deeply for his students. He is passionate about Chinese history and culture, which is reflected in his lectures."

Brett Sheehan is the Director of the East Asian Studies Institute at USC as well as the Faculty in Residence at Parkside IRC. 


TRIP LEAD: David Gregg

Chemical Engineering student, avid Peakser

Contact David:

Read David's bio here.

Read David's spotlight here.

ADDRESS: Switzer Truck Trail, Angeles National Forest, Tujunga, CA 91042


Earlier Event: September 22
Ocean Trails w/ Maggie Switek
Later Event: September 28
Joshua Tree Night Photography w/ Jeff Cain