Open House & Speaker Series - Nov 21

The open House & Speaker Series hosted by the Tacoma Mountaineers will inspire you to seek more adventure.
Michelle Story Michelle Story
October 21, 2014

Tacoma Mountaineers Branch Open House and Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands with Craig Romano

7pm – Come see our great orientation show of the programs and courses offered by the Tacoma Mountaineers. We welcome new members, prospects and friends. Bring the family to see what we do including climbing and scrambling, sea kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, social & family activities, first aid, sailing, navigation, avalanche training, and more. This will be a chance to visit with committee people in activities of interest to you.

7:45pm - Come day hike the San Juan and Gulf Islands with award winning guidebook author, Craig Romano. Drawing from his new release, Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (The Mountaineers Books); Craig will be spotlighting some of the best hiking destinations within the Salish Sea. The San Juan and Gulf Islands are a one-of-a-kind natural landmark. A region divided by two countries, but sharing a common human, cultural and natural history. Yet each island also retains its own identity—its own distinct atmosphere. 

Craig hiked nearly a thousand miles on 28 islands researching this, his 12th book. Encompassing all of the ferry-accessible islands, Craig also includes trails on Anacortes/ Fidalgo Island, Tsawwassen/ Point Roberts, and Victoria/ Saanich Peninsula—the islands’ gateways. Come learn about fascinating trails within the new San Juan National Monument and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Discover trails on undeveloped islands; trails to secluded beaches, bays and coves; trails on rugged coastal ledges and bluffs; and trails through magnificent old-growth forests that were old even when George Vancouver sailed into the Salish Sea. Explore state and provincial parks, nature preserves, historic sites, lighthouses, hill tops, and open bluffs that burst with wildflowers. 

Craig looks forward to sharing with you some of his favorite trails and wild places within the San Juan and Gulf islands.


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