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Howard Shapiro and Rees Hughes, Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader - IN PERSON

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Wed, 05/18/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Interested in the Pacific Crest Trail? Join us in the Readings Gallery for another great event in our Nature of Writing series, a partnership between Village Books and the North Cascades Institute.

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Masking is optional. Thank you for your cooperation.


The Pacific Crest Trail is not the same as it was a decade ago, nor are the people who traverse it. Editors Rees Hughes and Howard Shapiro bring the PCT to life as it is now with a host of diverse contributors who come together to share their experiences from their life-changing journeys.

After a forty-year teaching career, Howard Shapiro retired from full-time teaching in 2016. He has spent more than four decades hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and recently completed all sections. In addition to spending countless hours in the North Cascades near his home, Howard has hiked extensively in Europe, Nepal, Canada, and elsewhere.

Growing up in the wilds of Kansas, Rees Hughes found the lure of the mountains so irresistible that he traded the flatlands for Seattle, the Cascades, and finally Northern California’s Klamath Knot. Although he has hiked all over the world, the Pacific Crest Trail has been his true love for more than 40 years.

Online registration closes one hour prior to the event. Walk-ins will be welcome if there are available spaces. 

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader By Rees Hughes (Editor), Howard Shapiro (Editor) Cover Image
By Rees Hughes (Editor), Howard Shapiro (Editor)
ISBN: 9781680515701
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountaineers Books - April 15th, 2022