Thursday, May 24, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free parking is available in the Marina parking lots).
For over three decades backpacker, hiker, cyclist, and photographer Bill Loughman has wandered extensively in remote regions of the North American West, from Alaska and the West Coast to the Canadian Rockies and Montana, from California and the Sierra Nevada to the vast expanses of the Canadian Prairie and the American Northern Plains. His photography has focused on dramatic perspectives of light and form and striking displays of color. It also includes the faces and histories of the people (infrequently encountered) and the “faces” discernible in the mountain cliffs if you take time to see them.
Join us for an eye-filling and entertaining tour of the animals, mountains, ghost towns, and abstractions of some of the most out-of-the-way places in the mountains and plains of the American West.
Bill, an attorney, mediator, writer, and instructor of law, has resided in the East Bay for 40 years. Since the late ’70s, he has backpacked extensively in Alaska, Canada, Montana, and the Sierra Nevada. He has crossed the country three times hitchhiking and once by bike. He is also a former program chair for the East Bay Dinners. He and his wife Mary Lee reside in the old section of Orinda.
Cost of dinner and program is $25, including tax and tip. For a reservation, please send your check, payable to “Sierra Club”, with your name, your telephone number, and the names of your guests, to:
170 Vicente Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
Attendance is limited to the first 115 reservations received. Reserve early, as these programs do fill up. Reservation deadline is Mon., May 14. There is no admittance for program only.