Seven Summers - Bob Welch

Saturday April 20 at 5 PM Bob Welch presents Seven Summers, his memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  Email to register to attend this free event, space is limited. The genesis of this book actually started with an earlier book, Cascade Summer, his memoir of hiking Oregon’s portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Bob and his brother-in-law Glenn Petersen planned to walk 452 miles across Oregon.  That adventure whetted the hiking buddy’s appetite for a larger challenge, hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail, not in one long slog, but in smaller gulps spread across seven years.  Seemed doable, the two men are great pals who clearly make great trail buddies, both are experienced hikers.  But nature and life have a voice in the matter.  Snow, fire, heat, and such intervened.  Family tragedies, and human frailty challenged from time to time.  Bob even suffers an ant attack. So, it took a little bit longer than seven summers.

However, the tone of this memoir is upbeat and fun.  Both men are alive to the beauty and grandeur of nature. There are funny incidents and friendships made on the trail.  Most of all, it takes the reader along for a hike through some of the most gorgeous, spectacular landscape on the planet. Lots of black and white photos show the beauty of the trail, document Bob and Glenn’s efforts, and show the people encountered.  If you like being in the out of doors, going for a hike, don’t miss this book!  It doesn’t matter if most of us will never hike the full Pacific Crest Trail, Bob Welch is letting us tag along, sharing the adventure in the pages of his book.     

The Pacific Crest Trail is such a grand achievement!  From Mexico to Canada, one trail connecting the states and the wilderness.  Miles of it are right here in our backyard.  Summer is coming, hiking time is near, Bob’s adventure may inspire you to get out on the trail. 

Event date: 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

57100 Beaver Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707
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Seven Summers (And a Few Bummers) By Bob Welch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977230655
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Published: Robert Stephen Welch - September 11th, 2023

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Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail By Glenn Petersen (Contribution by), Bob Welch Cover Image
By Glenn Petersen (Contribution by), Bob Welch
ISBN: 9781731289322
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Published: Independently Published - November 13th, 2018