Fireside Lecture on March 9 features Kayaking the Inside Passage

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 6, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service announces the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Chat on March 9, 2018, featuring Susan Conrad sharing the adventures and emotions of a 1200-mile kayak journey on the inside passage. The presentation will detail the author and photographer paddling solo from Anacortes, Washington to Alaska.

The Friday night Fireside Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and repeats at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fireside Lectures and Visitor Center entrance are free of charge in the winter. Winter hours are Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Discovery Southeast bookstore inside the center will be open during the same hours as the visitor center, including Friday nights for lectures. The nonprofit bookstore and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center are partnering to encourage local authors and artists to present their products for visitors.

For more information call 907-789-0097 or Follow on the web page at and Facebook at MendenhallGlacierVC.

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201.




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