Author Event | The End of the Trail: A Life Well Spent Walking in the Woods and Sleeping on the Ground
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
This year Jim DuFresne’s classic Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes will celebrate its 40th year of continuous publication, an amazing achievement in the world of book publishing. The “backpacker’s bible” for Isle Royale was released in 1983 and was the first detailed trail and paddling guide to an area in Michigan. Since then, DuFresne has gone on to write more than 20 outdoor guidebooks for a range of wild places, from Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park to Michigan’s own Porcupine Mountains. In his presentation, the author will reflect on how he stumbled into writing outdoor recreation guidebooks, showcase his top adventures from his favorite titles, and explain why it’s time to follow a different path.
This event includes a signing with books for sale.