Join author, professional outdoor photographer, Tami Asars as she discusses her book Hiking the Wonderland Trail. Through a visual presentation, Asars will introduce you to Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail and some of it's tricky logistics, such as securing a permit, seasonal weather woes, training regimen and wilderness camping suggestions. A slideshow full of engaging photos will help you get prepared and excited for your own adventure along the route. Whether you plan to challenge yourself to a backpacking trip or simply want to see some pictures from Mount Rainier's stunning backcountry, we hope to see you there! NOTE: Do you seem to get blisters when you hike no matter what you do? Prior to the Wonderland presentation, Tami will discuss blister prevention and demonstrate her methodical, effective method of blister management. Sunday, March 15th, 2020 6 pm- 8 pm Basepoint Fitness 125 E. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045 Ticket web site: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=8 Ticket cost: $5.00 *Space is limited and this event will fill up quickly. Please bring a camp chair for your comfort during the event. Books will be available for purchase and personalized signing at the event for $20.00. CASH ONLY, please. Bio: Tami Asars is a writer focused on outdoor recreation and, a nature photographer, living in the Cascade foothills of Washington State with her husband, Vilnis and her rough collie, Scout. She is the author of Hiking the Wonderland Trail (Mountaineers Books), Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (Mountaineers Books), Hiking the PCT: Washington (Mountaineers Books), and Day Hiking Mount Rainier (Mountaineers Books). She also is credited with a Smartphone app called Wonderland Trail by Tami Asars which assists hikers as they navigate Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail. Tami is a contributor for a variety of outdoor publications and online hiking resources including, Washington Trails Magazine and Alaska Airlines Magazine. She is almost as passionate about nature photography as she is about hiking and her photos have appeared in a variety of periodicals including City Dog, Washington Trails, Washington Magazine and for the City of North Bend’s branding campaign. As a former employee of REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), she taught classes for nearly nine years about outdoor pursuits like the where-to’s and how-to’s of backpacking, hiking and long-distance trails. She has also served as a professional guide, teaching and showing people of all skill levels the wonders of backpacking in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not in her office tapping away on her keyboard, you can find her on one of the many trails in Washington State from the rugged coastline to the dense green forests of the Cascade Range, where she’s explored almost every nook and cranny. For more information, or to drop her a line, please visit www.tamiasars.com.