Feb 9, 2015 • Brown Bag Lecture • 12:15 pm • Free!
Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers presented by Roger Naylor
Finally, a fun and exciting hiking book! Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Roger highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Pass the mustard!
This book is a love letter to Arizona and a departure from the typical dry hiking book. Experience in full color the beauty and wonder of Arizona in over 170 stunning photographs. Featuring: 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps, fascinating fun facts, attractions along the way, and … fruit burritos.
Roger Naylor is a Southwest travel writer, humorist, and author of Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. His work has appeared in Arizona Republic, USA Today, Go Escape, Arizona Highways, and Route 66 Magazine. He is also a senior writer for The Bob and Tom Show. Roger lives in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Feb 28, 2015 • Evening Slide Presentation Series • 7:00 pm • Free!
The First One Hundred Grand Canyon River Runners presented by Tom Martin, Author
Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon. Dock Marston thought his recounting would take six months to write in 1947 and soon realized what had been previously written was woefully incorrect and incomplete. Over the next thirty years, Dock amassed a huge collection of first-person accounts of these river runners, from James White on a log raft in 1867 to the first powerboat runs of 1949 through 1951. Tom Martin will touch on who Dock Marston was, and look at some of the highlights of Marston’s recounting.
Lectures are free but an RSVP is recommended and appreciated. Call 928.779.4395