8th Annual Coastal Encounters Series: Dave Metz

Starts:Tuesday, May 07, 2013  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, May 07, 2013  8:00 PM



Driftwood Public Library

801 SW Hwy 101 #201 Lincoln City, OR 97367

Event Description:

  Each year the library invites a group of speakers and experts to present programs on their areas of interest.  These presentations share a focus on coastal living, and presenters talk on a range of subjects from local history to activities both residents and visitors can enjoy on the coast.

 The first presenter in the series will be Dave Metz of Cottage Grove. Dave is the author of the book Crossing the Gates of Alaska: One Man, Two Dogs, 600 Miles Off the Map, described as “In the spirit of Jon Krakauer's ‘Into the Wild’, [this] monumental and death-defying trek across the perilous Alaskan Arctic is an awe-inspiring account of sheer survival”. Dave will be talking about wilderness hiking, with a focus on coastal wilderness areas, survival skills including identifying edible plants (and some animals) and basic (very simple) gear.

Dave will lead a hike the following day.

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