For anyone who is intrigued with the Pacific Northwest’s majestic peaks, Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams offers a first-time, close-up look at Mount Adams through the lens and adventures of author and photographer Darryl Lloyd. Join the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation and we welcome Lloyd to Henkle Middle Schools' gym on October 17 at 7 PM as he shares a personal journey spanning seven decades that cemented his place in the sweeping story of Washington state’s Mount Adams. As the foremost authority on this northern Cascades massif, a sometimes overlooked, but never forgotten, hulk of a mountain, Lloyd mixes adventure memoir with doses of human history, geography, geology, botany, and a vital call for protection.
Growing up on a ranch at the mountain’s base, Lloyd devoted his life to learning the mountain, observing the ebb and flow of its glaciers, photographing the play of light, wandering lush meadows and old-growth forests, hiking boulder-strewn slopes and scaling icefalls...and showing the way for those who’ve followed.
“Like the best outdoor lives, this one is more memoir of the place than the person,” says famed naturalist and author Robert Michael Pyle, who wrote the foreword to Ever Wild. “The author’s own personal stories inform but do not eclipse the stories and faces of the actual place and its history, both natural and human, which are of course just different faces of the same coin with no clear edge between them.”
Darryl Lloyd first explored the foot of Mount Adams as a toddler on the loose, but he and his twin brother, Darvel, have been earnestly hiking and climbing since boyhood, and they’ve spent most of their adult lives inviting others to join in. Lloyd’s wide-ranging knowledge is highly regarded by leaders in diverse scientific disciplines. For nearly fifty years, he has brought the mountain to the people through talks and slide shows attracting thousands, and his writings and stunning photography have appeared extensively in print. With his brother, Lloyd founded the non-profit Friends of Mount Adams in 2004, promoting protection, scientific research, and stewardship of Mount Adams. Lloyd holds a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and lives in Hood River, Oregon. For more info visit www.mtadamsbook.com.
This event is free and open to the public.