San Francisco Dinner
San Francisco Dinner:
"Gotta walk (from Coast to Coast)"
Thursday, May 18, social hour 6 pm, dinner 7, show 8 - City Forest Lodge, 254 Laguna
Honda Boulevard, San Francisco (across from Laguna Honda Hospital and downhill from Forest Hill
Station; take Muni's K, L, M, or 43). Come early for street parking (no sidewalk parking please).
In 2005 Ken and Marcia Powers became the first backpackers to through-hike the American
Discovery Trail from the Atlantic to the Pacific in a single season. They started their trek of
the 4,900-mile ADT southern strand at the Atlantic on Feb. 27 and ended at the Pacific on Oct.
15 - finishing in 231 days - less than eight months - and averaging more than 21 miles a day,
with only four non-hiking days. Ken and Marcia were already experienced long-distance hikers,
having also completed the Triple Crown of hiking: the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, and
Appalachian Trails, each in a single hiking season. They have hiked over 13,000 miles through 30
states in the last six years.
Ken and Marcia will talk briefly about planning such a long trip in all its details. Their
slide show will feature the beautiful and extreme variations of America's geography and tell
about meeting diverse, warm-hearted, interesting fellow-Americans along the way. Ken focuses on
macrophotography while Marcia emphasizes wildlife and vistas.
Reservations are required (no attendance for program only). Mail check for $13.50 made out to
"Sierra Club, S.F. Bay Chapter" to Barb Bourns at:
274A Connecticut St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Checks must be received by Mon., May 15. Specify clearly which month's dinner you want. Bring
your own wine or soft drinks. Glasses and ice available. Let us know if you are a vegetarian.
Questions? Call Barb before 9 pm at (415)431-6054.
San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler