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Hiking and Climbing in the High Sierra

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The Sierra College Natural History Museum ends its Spring 2016 lecture series with a presentation by Sierra College alumnus Bart O’Brien about hiking in the High Sierra. Join us this Friday evening, May 13, for “Hiking and Climbing in the High Sierra” at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains, America’s “gentle wilderness,” invite exploration. Bart O’Brien has been hiking, peak bagging, and rock climbing in the Sierra for decades, and he has climbed hundreds of mountains, walked thousands of miles, and added twenty first ascents to walls and spires in the back country. His articles and photographs have appeared in Climbing, Rock and Ice, and the American Alpine Journal, among others. In this presentation, he will share stories from his exploits in the famous national parks, the many wilderness areas, and lesser known sections throughout this great range—perhaps inspiring you to embark on your own Sierra adventure this summer.

O’Brien was a Sierra College student in the early 1970s, later going on to a successful career in education with the Placer Union High School District. His interest in the Sierra was fostered by George Sessions, longtime Sierra philosophy instructor and Yosemite climber. The program will pay tribute to Sessions and his influence.

This presentation is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s 2015-2016 lecture series, and will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room 111. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

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