Hiking guru William L. Sullivan takes us on a slideshow tour of new and changed trails he discovered for the fourth edition of "100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington," released in April 2013. We'll find a hidden lake at Mt. Adams, hike to a wildflower hill above Hood River, explore a new path to Fish Creek Mountain and see what's been changed by the fires at Mt. Hood. As always, expect anecdotes about geology, history and wildlife along the way.
No registration required
Sullivan has written four novels and a dozen nonfiction books about the Northwest, including "Hiking Oregon's History," "Oregon Favorites" and "The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute." His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon, "Listening to Coyote," was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon's "100 Books," the 100 most significant books in the state's history.
Thursday, May 23
6:15pm, volunteer opportunity!
Do you love talking to strangers about trees? Do you want a great excuse to go for hikes or hang out on the trails? We have the volunteer opportunty for you!
Become a volunteer Tour Guide an or Trail Educator at the Arboretum. Tours are scheduled for Saturdays at 12pm as well as special tours that are scheduled separately. Trail Educators can go out at any time but are especially wanted weekends, holidays, and beautiful summer days and evenings. If this sounds like a good fit, jjoin us for the information session at the Visitor Center on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:1pm-8pm for training and orientation! Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Sunday, June 2
On Sunday, June 2, at 2 pm the Hoyt Arboretum will welcome Portland author Rebecca Lerner to talk about edible wild plants and read from her new book "Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness," an informative and entertaining literary narrative about her adventures harvesting wild plants for food, medicine and survival in Portland. This event is sure to be of interest to nature lovers. Publishers Weekly called Dandelion Hunter "the funniest herbal adventure you'll ever read," and Rolling Stone said, "You'll never look at weeds the same way again." Lerner, a journalist and nature educator, also writes the blog www.FirstWays.com and leads plant identification classes in the Alberta Arts district.
Saturday, August 3,
5pm-9pm, $125 HAF members and $150 non-members
Experience an amazing evening that celebrates food, flight and flora in the Arboretum. Click here for more information.
To make your reservation, please contact Becky Schreiber at 503.823.1649 or firstname.lastname@example.org. General tickets sales begin May 15. Seating is limited.
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