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Signal Fire Preconference Hike + Lunch

Price: $45.00


Head to Portland a day early and join Signal Fire for a preconference hike on the Sandy River Delta. Signal Fire is a Portland-based residency that connects artists and writers with the North American wilds through extended backpacking trips and hiking book clubs. Residency leaders will guide a three-mile walk through the Sandy River Delta park, 1,400 acres of open fields and wetlands edged by two major rivers. Discover one of the sites of Maya Lin's Confluence Project before continuing to a scenic beach along the river. Enjoy a picnic lunch followed by an open discussion about the land and people of the Columbia River.

This special half-day excursion will follow Signal Fire's 2016 residency theme Unwalking the West, tracing the routes of famous explorers in the reverse direction and exploring the legacy of conquest and settlement in the present day challenges facing the American West. Readings will be provided to give context to this special outing.

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10AM - 2:30PM

Please note: Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes as trails can be muddy. The area is located within a popular off‐leash dog park. Transportation provided between the conference hotel and the tour site (20 minutes). Lunch and materials are included.

Limit: 25 participants.

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