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Great Hikes in Literature

Schedule and Location

Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description


Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers. Weaving together literary accounts and her own insights from time on the trail, author Cindy Crosby will explore why we hike to find ourselves, and what do we discover when we get there?

From old standards to new voices, from the heart-wrenching to the humorous, hear excerpts from writings such as A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, On Trails: An Exploration, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

Instructor: Cindy Crosby
Note: Held indoors. Limit 35

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Course Details

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


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Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.