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OGDEN, UT — Weber Pathways and event sponsor, Weber State Credit Union, are excited to feature best-selling author Robert Moor at this year’s 16th annual Author Dinner. This exciting event will be held Friday, March 15 at The Timbermine, 1701 Park Blvd, in Ogden.
Tickets will go on sale January 3rd, 2019.
“Presentation: “Wisdom of Trails.”
On Trails describes the origins and wisdom of trails, and how they develop from the mountain tracks of indigenous peoples, into the recreational and development routes of our modern world.
On the way, we meet trail users of many kinds and consider the greater meaning of “following a trail”.
What better subject for Weber Pathways – a trail building non-profit!
“On-Trails”: Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, William Saroyan Prize and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. Now an international best seller translated into 10 languages.
In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet.
This book is the result of those wild perambulations. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?
Robert Moor has written for Harper’s, New York, and GQ, among other publications. He has won multiple awards including the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism.