Doug Lorain Statewide Tour
Kicking off the Hiking Season: Special workshops and hikes with hiking book guru, Doug Lorain, author of “Backpacking Wyoming”. WWA is sponsoring a statewide tour where Doug will share his recommendations for the best outdoor trips from the hundreds of hikes and backpacking excursions he has taken throughout Wyoming.
All events are FREE.
Friday, May 31
Presentation at Solitude Clothing and Mountaineering
38 S. Main St
Saturday, June 1
6-mile roundtrip hike in Rock Creek recommended wilderness (difficult)
Monday, June 3
Presentation at Main St. Books
300 Main St.
Tuesday, June 4
Presentation at Sunlight Sports
1131 Sheridan Ave.
Wednesday, June 5
5-mile roundtrip hike into the Trout Creek roadless area (difficult)
Friday, June 7
Presentation at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse
5655 Main Street, Wilson
Saturday, June 8
6-mile roundtrip hike on Cabin Creek Trail
in the Palisades Wilderness Area (difficult)
"My parents introduced my sister and me to camping, hiking, and the outdoors from a very young age. (That’s the age of my sister and I, not my parents.) They carefully cultivated our separate interests in outdoor activities and, as a result, I have been an active recreational birdwatcher since the age of 7.
"I began hiking at about age 4 or 5, and until recently managed to hike my age in miles in a single day since I was 6 years old. (Upon turning 41 several years ago, I switched to kilometers.)
"I went on my first backpacking trip at age 12 with my father. The most vivid memory I have of that trip was a grisly experiment where I closed my eyes and clapped my small, 12-year-old hands. I opened my eyes to find 15 (!) dead mosquitoes (or parts thereof) in my hands. IT WAS AWFUL! A smarter person would perhaps have explored the possibility of being a crash-test dummy as a more enjoyable pastime, but I went backpacking the next weekend. I have been obsessively exploring the backcountry of the American and Canadian West ever since.
I have hiked over 32,000 miles throughout western North America and written nine hiking and backpacking guides detailing only the best of those adventures. Over time, I have been charged by grizzly bears (TWICE !), stared down a mountain lion, been bitten by a rattlesnake, gotten stuck in quicksand, suffered through a nasty bout of giardia, served as lunch for countess thousands of mosquitoes and ticks, was shot at once by a hunter, been nearly washed away attempting river fords, and survived enough storms to turn the Sahara into a rainforest. I have also been blessed to see some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.
"My favorite quote was written by an anonymous person in a climber’s register on a trailless peak in Nevada. It read simply: 'I’ll hire this God. I like His work.'”
Douglas Lorain’s books (beginning with most recent):
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