WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 11 @ 7pm
REI BOISE - 8300 W. Emerald St.
Outdoor writer, photographer, and author Michael Lanza, of Boise, will speak and share his photos from dayhiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing in several national parks within a day's drive of Boise: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Olympic, and Glacier. Michael was for many years the Northwest Editor of Backpacker Magazine and is now the person behind the outdoor-adventures blog and website The Big Outside. His book Before They're Gone--A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks, winner of a National Outdoor Book Award, chronicles the year he and his wife took their children, then age 9 and 7, on 11 national park adventures, backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing, and tells how climate change is affecting each of these iconic parks in unique ways. Michael will also take questions and sign and sell copies of his book. The event is sponsored by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.