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Award-winning author visits Scio

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to hike all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, look no further than Bob Welch’s latest book, “Seven Summers (And a Few Bummers)”. 

In it, Welch tells the story of his adventures hiking the PCT alongside his brother-in-law Glenn by splitting the epic trail into 17 sections, then conquering those sections over the span of 11 years.

The author of over two dozen books, a columnist for the Register-Guard in Eugene and a former adjunct professor for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, Welch wrote the book to “help readers understand the soul of America’s iconic trail, laugh in the face of aging, celebrate friendship, and, hikers or not, consider living life with more thirst for adventure,” according to a recent press release. 

Welch will be sharing more about his travels and about the new book at an upcoming author event being held Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave.

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