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General Meeting and Program.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 pm

Updated details for the presentation

Meeting agenda:
6:00-6:30 PM: Social half hour with refreshments
6:30-7:30 PM: Meeting and presentation

Presentation title: “Adventures, animals and images: a lifetime spent traveling and photographing”

Speaker: Robert Winslow

Presentation summary:

Robert’s presentation will include images and stories from over 50 years of outdoor adventure from his through hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1971 to his recent completion of the Colorado Trail earlier this year. Other images and stories will include a nearly disastrous kayak trip in Glacier Bay, Alaska, being trapped by a flash flood in the canyon of the Little Colorado for over a week, an amazing encounter with a herd of pronghorn antelope in Montana and much more.

Speaker bio:

In 1971 Robert hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. By completing this 2000 -mile journey, he became just the 36th person to have walked the entire trail continuously in one year. Still going at the age of 77, he hopes to complete his hike of the Colorado Trail in the summer of 2022.

Robert is an internationally known nature photographer with thousands of published images.   He holds a Master’s Degree in Biology and taught Wilderness Studies, outdoor recreation and nature photography at Idaho State University for six years.

After moving to Durango in 1981 Robert was a full time freelance photographer specializing in wildlife, nature, travel and outdoor recreation.

His work has appeared in books, magazines, on many gift items and in as many as 20 different calendars in one year.    He has won numerous photo awards including the National Wildlife Cover Photo Contest out of over 10,000 entries.

His photos have been used in national ad campaigns by such diverse entities as Amtrak, The National Audubon Society, The National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, Phillips Petroleum, Serengeti and the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club.

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 6:00 pm

Difficulty Info:

Fun and Educational