@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Ken Ilgunas - Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Until this past November, communities from Alberta to Texas were facing major changes due to their proximity to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. To see what the project might mean to everyone living along the route—people as well as wildlife—Ilgunas, an inveterate hitchhiker, paddler, professional Arctic backcountry ranger, Alaska tour guide, and author of Walden on Wheels, hiked the entire 1,500 miles the pipeline would have run from Denver to the Alberta tar sands. Once there, he turned around and hitched 1,700 miles to the Texas Gulf Coast. Filled with vivid scenes of fellow travelers, natural beauty, the effects of climate change, and much more, Ilgunas’s book documents a crucial moment in the history of human impact on the environment.

Ken Igunas will be in conversation with Victoria Pope, Editor-in-Chief of Smithsonian Journeys magazine.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Non Fiction
Busboys & Poets Takoma
Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399175480
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Blue Rider Press - April 19th, 2016

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