Join author Glenn Voelz at Roundabout Books as he recounts the fascinating history of Oregon's Skyline Trail.  The foundation of America's greatest long-distance hiking trail. The Skyline Trail began as a network of footpaths created by Oregon's indigenous tribes. Early fur traders and explorers followed in their steps, seeking safe routes over the unmapped Cascades. Judge John Breckenridge Waldo later spent decades exploring the mountain trail between Mount Hood and Crater Lake and led the campaign for the area's preservation. During the 1920s, the Forest Service briefly considered turning the path into a scenic highway and sent one of its first recreational specialists, Frederick Cleator, to blaze a prospective route through the mountains before scrapping the idea. Glenn Voelz served for twenty-five years in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer and spent more than a decade living and working across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He held senior leadership positions at the Pentagon, in the White House Situation Room, and at NATO Headquarters. Glenn is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served on the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of History. He is the author of two previous books on Oregon history—Mount Bachelor: A History and Oregon Search & Rescue: Answering the Call.

June 6, 2024


06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Roundabout Books 900 NW Mt Washington Dr Bend, Oregon United States

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