ADVENTURING — Spokane adventurers Debbie and Bill Pierce will present a free program about their 15-week, 12,000-mile summer trip of kayaking, fishing and wildlife photography in Alaska tonight (April 23), 7 p.m., at the Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.
“Carrying kayaks and mountain bikes on our conversion van, we explored as many roads, trails and waterways as possible,” Debbie Pierce said. “With no real plan or time commitment, we used the fireweed as our only timekeeper-our summer's clock.
“Traveling from mid-June to late September, we watched the blossoms climb up the stem of the tall plant, knowing that (according to Alaska folklore), summer was over when the petals hit the top.”
She said their photos include some of Alaska's amazing scenery, “including the beautiful mountains and wild rivers, the rugged coastlines and magnificent wildlife.”
The program is sponsored by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club.