Break out your hiking gearon Thursday, Sept. 24 as the Friends of the Seaside Library welcome Connie Soper, author of “Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail.” The event takes place in the Community Room, at 7 p.m., with book sale and signing presented by Beach Books.

The Oregon Coast Trail extends nearly 400 miles from the Columbia River to the California border, with more than half those miles on sand. “Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail” provides the information needed to complete the entire trail, or to enjoy segments of it as day hikes. This book also provides insights on chapters on Oregon’s coastal history that make hiking the trail a special and unique experience.

Highlightsof the book are route descriptions for 40-day hikes, mile-by-mile maps, directions for reaching the start and end points of each hike, logistical information that will help navigate the trail, and the history and personalities that make hiking this state jewel possible.

Portland author Connie Soper hiked the entire Oregon Coast Trail twice and conducted extensive research to produce her book. Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org and www.facebook.com/seasidepubliclibrary.

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