An Eagle Rock man who discovered Los Angeles one step at a time

Growing up in Silver Lake, Bob Inman frequently climbed up and down the public stairways near his Waverly Drive neighborhood. But, outside the stairs leading down to Fletcher and Riverside drives, Inman was never aware of the many other stairways that crossed the hills of Silver Lake, Echo Park and other older neighborhoods. As an adult, however, Inman has joined the growing ranks of L.A. stairway fans who huff-and-puff up and down these stairs on their own or as part of a group. Inman’s interest in stairways has lead him to explore neighborhoods across the city and even help reopen a stairway blocked by residents. Now, the 59-year-old Eagle Rock resident has poured his passion into a book, A Guide to the Public Stairways of Los Angeles. The book – filled with maps, routes, photos and facts – has lead another stairway aficionado to hail Inman as a “Stairway God.”

Read more about the Stairway God in Home & History.

Photo by Bob Inman

One comment

  1. Hello Bob,

    Thank you to Dave who helped my husband when he got chest pains on the Thursday hike. After a hospital stay, my husband is fine.
    A suggestion – we went on this hike without knowing much about it. It would have been much better if we had been warned about the difficulty of the hike before we left. We were told that we could catch a bus after an hour and a half but by that time, it was too late. Please warn people more carefully next time.
    thank you,
    phyllis moss

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