UW Faculty Auxiliary

April 17, 2022

UWFA Lecture: Judy Bentley “Walking Washington’s History” Monday, April 11, 1pm

Welcome to the UWFA Lecture Series

Judy Bentley “Walking Washington’s History” Part One

Judy Bentley “Walking Washington’s History” Part Two

Our speaker today is historian and hiker Judy Bentley.  She has teamed up with veteran guidebook author Craig Romano to describe hikes for adventurers of all abilities along trails on the coast, over mountains, through national forests, across plateaus, and on the banks of the Columbia River in the second edition of Hiking Washington’s History.

For thousands of years people have traveled across Washington’s spectacular terrain, establishing footpaths and roads to reach hunting grounds and coal mines high in the mountains, fishing sites and trade emporiums on the rivers, forests of old growth, and homesteads and towns on prairies. These traditional routes have been preserved in national parks, restored by cities and towns, salvaged from old railroad tracks, and opened to hikers by Indigenous communities.  Her talk today about her book will offer a look at some of our state’s most fascinating historical trails.

The new second edition of Hiking Washington’s History is available at independent bookstores such as University Bookstore, the Elliott Bay Book Company, Island Books, Brick and Mortar Books, and online at Amazon..