Posted by: wadahp | January 20, 2011

HISTORIC SEATTLE PRESENTS: Hiking Washington’s History

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Time:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

Chapel, Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N.
Seattle

Cost:

$25 general public; $15 members; $10 student. Book signing to follow lecture.

To Register:

Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or add to shopping cart by entering number of registrants and clicking the register button below.

Get a jump start on planning spring, summer, and fall hiking itineraries that are invigorating and educational, particularly to the preservation community. Based on her newly released trail guide of the same title (University of Washington Press, 2010), Judy Bentley reveals the stories embedded in Washington’s landscape with a glimpse of some of the historic trails in various regions of the state preserved in national and state parks and forests, restored by cities and towns, returned to public use by the railroads, or opened to hikers by Native American tribes. Some trails, like the Iron Goat Trail, have been fully restored and interpreted. Others, such as the Naches Pass Trail, have been abused but survive. Some, like the Duwamish River Trail, must forge through heavily industrialized areas that have all but obliterated traces of past use. Even here, nuggets remain to show the historic force of the river’s path.

Judy Bentley is retired from full-time teaching but continues to teach Pacific Northwest History at South Seattle Community College. She is an avid hiker and the author of fourteen books for young adults.

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