I am doing 5 Bay Area REI Presentations in July. If you're able, please come to one or more and heckle me by shouting out embarrassing personal information from my past.
Here is the blurb the REI organizer wrote, along with dates.
The Sierra High Route & Beyond: A Thru-hiker’s Dream:
Since 2002, Garret Christensen has hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail (a yo-yo thru-hike), and more. Tonight, Garret will share slides and stories of his most recent adventure–a 450-mile summer traverse of the Sierra, from Olancha north to Tahoe City . Join Garret as he travels the spectacular Sierra High Route, a 195-mile route (half-cross country, half-trail) above 9,000 feet, which showcases the best of the Sierra. Then, follow him the rest of the way on the Tahoe-Yosemite and Tahoe Rim Trails. Come learn pointers on ultralight packing, route planning, route finding, and safe backcountry travel. Find out how this thru-hiker extraordinaire covers 20-30 miles each day, carrying a base pack weight of eight pounds.
7 pm–8:30 pm, Tuesday, July 20 at REI Berkeley
7 pm–8:30 pm, Wednesday, July 21 at REI San Carlos
7 pm–8:30 pm, Monday, July 26 at REI Saratoga
7 pm–8:30 pm, Tuesday, July 27 at REI Fremont
7 pm–8:30 pm, Wednesday, July 28 at REI Corte Madera