Adventure Speaker Series: The Olympic Peninsula with Craig Romano

Meet your fellow Olympia Mountaineers, enjoy some delicious food and learn about some new trails and adventure opportunities on the peninsula with Mountaineers Books author Craig Romano
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Come take a slideshow hiking tour around the Olympic Peninsula, Grays Harbor and Long Beach Peninsula with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano. Drawing from his long-awaited for and newly released Second Edition Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (Mountaineers Books); Craig will introduce you to a diverse array of trails on the Olympic Peninsula. Craig hiked more than 2000 miles researching this book from easy nature trails to wilderness romps. This all new completely revised and updated volume contains 136 hikes, including many found in no other guidebooks. Many of the hikes from the previous edition have been greatly expanded providing for even more hiking opportunities. Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having penned more than a dozen books covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage.

 Evening Schedule

5:45- Potluck -BRING a dish to share, your own plate and flatware. Eating starts promptly at 6:00

(Reminder:  Arrive early, parking and seating can be a challenge if you arrive late.)

6:15  Social activity -connect with our great outdoor community; grab a beverage, check out or return Mountaineer library books or bear canisters.

6:30 Meet the Mountaineers: meet some very cool, inspiring folks who like to hike, bike, kayak, climb, backpack, and that's not all! We are also very passionate conservationists. Ask us how you can get involved.

6:45 Announcements of up coming classes and events.

7:00 Adventure Speaker Series Presentation: starts promptly at 7pm, please arrive early as parking and seating are limited.