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5/6/2002 Hiking at the coast focus of program

McMINNVILLE – Trails expert William Sullivan will present a slide show tour of hikes along the Oregon Coast Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall at Linfield College.

The program will cover the new trips and trails he discovered while researching the second edition of his book, "100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast and Coast Range." His program explores an abandoned fort at a Lewis and Clark campsite, a backdoor path to the state's most photographed lighthouse and a new river that meanders 10 miles through coastal dunes. He will also share tips on local geology, history, flowers and wildlife along the way.

Sullivan is a fifth-generation Oregonian. He has written nine books about the state including five titles in his popular "100 Hikes" series. Other recent works include "Hiking Oregon's History," a historical novel titled "A Deeper Wild" and a new edition of "Listening for Coyote," the journal of Sullivan's 1,361-mile solo backpacking trek across Oregon in 1985.

Sullivan has also written for a number of other publications including Oregon Magazine, Oregon Outside, The Mother Earth News, Eugene Weekly and other newspapers. He has a bachelor's from Cornell University and a master's from the University of Oregon.

The reading is free, open to the public and sponsored by Linfield's Northup Library and the Friends of the McMinnville Public Library. For more information, call 503-883-2517.