Award-winning author, photographer and adventurer to speak at “Legends of the Snake” on Aug. 4

How will the Snake River be affected by climate change and by the recent federal Wild and Scenic River designation?

Those are some of the questions that will be discussed as award-winning author, photographer and conservationist Tim Palmer takes a local audience on a remarkable visual and story-filled tour of the Snake, from its headwaters to the Columbia.Tim_Palmer_for_Sage_Credit_Anthony_Clark_9328.11284842_std

In a presentation on Sunday, Aug. 4, as part of the Snake River Fund’s annual Legends of the Snake event, Palmer will draw from and update his classic book, “The Snake River: Window to the West,” and discuss both the “glory of our river” and the challenges it faces.

Palmer is the author of 22 books about rivers, conservation and adventure travel. He is a photographer of America’s natural landscapes and a dynamic public speaker whose storytelling and slideshows are widely acclaimed.

“The Snake River Fund is honored to be able to host Tim for this event,” said Margaret Creel, Snake River Fund program director. “He is not only incredibly knowledgeable about the Snake, he is a captivating speaker and has unforgettable photographs and stories to share.”

Palmer’s presentation, “The Snake River in Jackson Hole and Beyond,” will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the auditorium at the Grand Teton National Park Visitor Center in Moose, Wyo.

At the conclusion of his presentation, the Legends of the Snake event will move across the river to Dornan’s for dinner, music and dancing to local bluegrass favorites P.T.O., beginning at 6:30 p.m.  A handful of exclusive guided trips with Jackson Hole’s own river legends will be featured in a short, live auction.

This year’s annual Legends of the Snake event will be dedicated to Frank and Patty Ewing, local river legends who are celebrating 50 years of Barker-Ewing River Trips this year.

Tickets are $20 for Tim Palmer, $35 for dinner and dancing, or $50 for both. Tickets may be purchased at Valley Bookstore, Barker-Ewing Whitewater or online. For more information, call the Snake River Fund at (307) 734-6773.

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