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Picture Night is an opportunity to enjoy pictures and stories of outdoor adventures and travel most often presented by fellow Chemeketans.  During the presentations, we often learn a bit of history about the area visited and about the people encountered.  Picture Night is usually held the second Friday of each month, September through May (except December).  Read on for information about this month’s presentation.

New Hikes in Oregon

Friday, May 19, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Broadway Commons, Mongolia Room (#305)
1300 Broadway Street NE, Salem, OR

Sullivan Portrait

Author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered while updating his "100 Hikes" guidebooks for Oregon. We’ll visit a new “Painted Hills” preserve in Central Oregon, a boardwalk through the Redwood’s Grove of Titans, and a railroad trail in Scappoose. Sullivan will also talk about what’s changed because of recent wildfires, tell how to get permits for trails with limited access, and describe terrific but overlooked trails close to home that weren’t affected by fires or permits. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with anecdotes about history, wildflowers, and geology along the way. 


Bill’s Picture Night talk will have a different focus than his banquet presentation, so you’ll definitely want to attend both!


Sullivan is the author of 22 books about history, mystery, and adventure. Among his latest are “Exploring Oregon’s History” and “The Ship in the Woods,” a historical novel about the Swedish Vikings in Russia. His journal of a 1000-mile hike across Oregon, "Listening for Coyote," was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon's 100 most significant books. Some of his hiking guides are shown below.



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