Join the Telluride Mountain Club, Between the Covers Bookstore and Jagged Edge Mountain Gear for the second installment of this summer’s Mountain Lit Author Series!
Thursday, July 23
Jagged Edge Mountain Gear
Thursday’s featured author will be Shelley Walchak with her book 52 Rivers, winner of the 2015 Independent Publisher Gold Medal for Western Non-fiction. 52 rivers in 52 weeks; that was the goal. In 2013, Shelley quit her job as a librarian at the Colorado State Library, bought a 13-foot Scamp trailer and photography equipment, then hit the road alone in order to fish 52 rivers in 52 weeks in the intramountain west. A year and seven states later, she concluded that fishing is “… a metaphor for life: constant change, highs and lows, successes and failures. If you can fly fish, you can handle life.” Shelley’s been the keynote speaker at Colorado’s Trout Unlimited annual conference in Redstone and gotten involved with organizations like Colorado Foundation for Water Education and Casting for Recovery. Stop by Jagged Edge on Thursday evening for some tall tales about life on the road, angling as one goes … real fish stories.