Sourdough Speaker Series #4: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby
|Program Series||Sourdough Speaker Series|
|When||Sat Oct 11, 2014 03:00 PM to Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:00 AM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
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Breathe. The atmosphere seems tangible. Blue haze emphasizes the protective envelope of gases keeping us alive. Clouds slide overhead as if blown along a sheet of glass. The sun is brassy, and at night Kerouac’s “sizzling stars” are almost touchable.
Celebrate the arrival of a brand-new book that explores the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades in lyrical words, informative maps and awesome photographs: The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, publishing in Fall 2014 by Braided River (a conservation imprint of The Mountaineers Books).
Pulitzer Prize–winning author William Dietrich takes an imaginary hike through the region, explaining the rich history and future challenges facing this remote yet accessible ecosystem, while guidebook author Craig Romano encourages a more practical approach, detailing day hikes, bicycle rides, paddling expeditions, ski outings, and car-camping options in the region. Gary Snyder shares a piece from his North Cascades journals —with personal insights that pierce the imagination. Profiles of people who characterize the landscape, written by the North Cascade Institute’s Christian Martin, an inspirational foreword by Richard Louv, and inspiring color photographs by the likes of Steph Abegg, Paul Bannick, Ed Cooper, Ethan Welty, and Art Wolfe, among others, bring the region to life.
Join us for a night of storytelling, photography, book-signing, food, wine and good cheer!