Sourdough Speaker Series #4: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby

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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
Single Accommodations $225.00
Double Accommodations $150.00
Triple Accommodations $115.00
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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.

—William Dietrich

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!

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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