Book launches, hike with Tracy Salcedo, author of Glen Ellen

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After a pandemic postponement, Glen Ellen author Tracy Salcedo will celebrate the release of her 2020 titles, “Search and Rescue Alaska” and the third edition of “Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park,” which won the prestigious National Outdoor Book Award for “Outdoor Adventure Guidebook”, in two events organized by Readers’ Books in Sonoma.

Salcedo’s first appearance will be on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Reading Garden and will kick off Readers’ Books’ Spring Hikes series. The program will include readings from both books as well as a conversation about Salcedo’s evolution as an author of guidebooks and as an author of essays on the natural and human histories of national parks and other wilderness lands.

The celebration continues Sunday, April 10, when Salcedo joins author Susan Alcorn to help lead a guided hike on the Overlook Trail near downtown Sonoma. This event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Readers’ Books with a presentation by Alcorn, author of “Walk, Hike, Saunter: Seasoned Women Share Tales and Trails.” The hike will follow.

“Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park” is one of more than 20 guides Salcedo has written about destinations in California and Colorado for FalconGuides, an adventure guide publisher. “Search and Rescue Alaska” is her most recent book of essays from Lyons Press and includes stories of perseverance and resilience. Salcedo is also an editor at Kenwood Press.

“I am thrilled to finally be able to celebrate these two books,” Salcedo said in an announcement of the events. “The Lassen guide has always been a favorite, simply because the park is so remarkable. The stories of “Search and Rescue Alaska” are extraordinary and larger than life, just like the state. I am thrilled to finally be able to celebrate these places and people at home with my people here in the Sonoma Valley.

Salcedo has been busy since 2020. The third edition of “Best Easy Day Hikes Boulder” was released in 2021; the third edition of “Best Easy Day Hikes Denver” is scheduled for release in late spring 2022; and she is currently working on a second edition of “Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California”.

For more information on both events, contact Readers’ Books at 707-939-1779 or visit readerbooks.com. The store is located at 130 E. Napa St. in Sonoma. Salcedo’s website is laughingwaterink.com.

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