Explore new and changed trails with hiking guru William Sullivan.This is an in-person program.
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Author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered while updating his "100 Hikes" guidebooks for Oregon. We'll visit a new "Painted Hills" preserve in Central Oregon, a secret beach on the Southern Oregon Coast, and a new canyon trail at Eastern Oregon's Steens Mountain. Sullivan will also talk about what's changed because of recent wildfires, tell how to get permits for trails with limited access, and describe terrific but overlooked trails close to home that weren't affected by fires or permits. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with anecdotes about history, wildflowers, and geology along the way.
Sullivan is the author of 22 books about history, mystery, and adventure. Among his latest are "Exploring Oregon's History" and "The Ship in the Woods," a historical novel about the Swedish Vikings in Russia. His journal of a 1000-mile hike across Oregon, "Listening for Coyote," was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon's 100 most significant books.