Local explorer hosts book event

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Friday, February 29, 2008 11:38am

The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau will present a program featuring Helen Thayer, explorer, naturalist, adventurer, crusader and Snohomish County resident, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Quality Inn in South Everett.

At the age of 50 Thayer became the first woman to walk solo to the magnetic North Pole. Eight years later she trekked 2,400 miles across the Sahara Desert. Thayer and her husband, Bill, were the first non-Indians to kayak two remote Amazon rivers. Three years ago, the pair crossed the entire Mongolian Gobi Desert on foot. They have also established the Adventure Classroom to promote education and science and to encourage young people to work toward their personal and environmental goals.

The Thayers most recent adventure took them to the Canadian Yukon and the Arctic with their part-wolf, part-Husky Charlie to live with and study wolves. Thayer will read from her book, “Three Among the Wolves,” an adventure drama that celebrates the elegant animals and gives new insights into wolf behavior.

Fee for the program is $20 per person and includes lunch. Quality Inn, formerly Holiday Inn, is located at I-5 and 128th Street west of Mill Creek. For more information call Snohomish County Tourism Bureau at 425-348-5802, ext. 10.

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