California Glaciers: Corte Madera Presentation

Wednesday Nov 07 2012   7:00 PM
REI Corte Madera  213 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA  map

Two years ago, award-winning nature writer and photographer Tim Palmer spent the spring, summer, and autumn exploring California ’s last glaciers, to document their raw and majestic beauty before they disappear. Join Tim for slides and highlights of these hiking and climbing expeditions, which took him into the deep blue crevasses of Mount Shasta, to the granite spires arising from Matterhorn Glacier in the Hoover Wilderness, into dripping ice caves at the base of Yosemite’s Merced Glacier, and to the edge of the forbidding crevasse at the head of North Palisade–the largest glacier remaining in the Sierra Nevada. Following the program, Tim will sign copies of his new book, California Glaciers–a beautiful and eloquent tribute to these extraordinary natural wonders, which have carved our mountains and valleys and filled our lakes, rivers, and streams for millennia.

Free and open to the public; register to reserve your seat at

Tim PalmerTim Palmer has written twenty-two books about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel, and rivers. California Wild, a text and photographic book, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004. Palmer wrote the text for the Yosemite Association’s Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness, which
 received the Director’s Award from the National Park Service as the best book of the year in 1997. His other books include, Rivers of America, which features 200 color photos of rivers nationwide, Rivers of California, and Luminous Mountains, published by Heyday  in collaboration with the Yosemite Association. Palmer has traveled extensively through the mountains of California by foot and on skis, with his canoe and whitewater raft, and in his well-equipped van.

Photo by Ann Vileisis