First Friday with Lisa Maloney

First Friday with Lisa Maloney

Join Lisa Maloney, author of "Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska," for a discussion of the best Southcentral trails, ranging from the northern Mat-Su Valley down to Kachemak Bay, and the lessons she has learned on them.

Lisa Maloney, author of the new guidebook Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska, shares some of the best Southcentral trails, ranging from the northern Mat-Su Valley down to Kachemak Bay, along with tales of the oops, ouches, "brrrr"s and thrills of hiking them over the years. Come join us for this celebration of Southcentral’s beautiful mountains, rivers, and rainforests.

Admission is free as a part of First Friday, and signed copies of Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska will be available for purchase. After the talk, you can join the 7:30 tour of Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, a new exhibit opening June 7.

About the Author: Lisa Maloney has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years. A former outdoors columnist for The Anchorage Press, she also covered a nationwide hiking and backpacking beat for About.com, served as senior editor at Alaska magazine, authored the award-winning travel guidebook Moon Alaska, and contributes outdoors and lifestyle articles to a number of publications. Follow her hiking adventures at www.hikingalaska.net and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @HikingAlaska.

About the Book: Southcentral Alaska possesses all the finest natural features that the 49th state has to offer: dramatic glaciers, coastal rainforests, tide-washed beaches, mighty rivers, and majestic mountains. Experienced hiker and resident Alaskan Lisa Maloney knows this region well and guides you to the most rewarding trails in and around the Mat-Su Valley, Chugach State Park, Skilak and Kenai Lakes, Whittier, Seward, Homer, and more. Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska features the best 100 hikes with detailed route descriptions and stunning color photos throughout to help you get out and enjoy this unique place.

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