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Museum lecture explores Himalayan backcountry
by Tribune Staff
Apr 26, 2012 | 718 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — World travelers Chip Carroon and Pat Devereux present “Nevada Trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit” at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. at 7 p.m. today. They will talk about their personal experience hiking the kingdom of Nepal, the world’s highest mountains and the world’s deepest valley, subtropical rain forests and barren alpine passes.

Over three weeks in October 2010, the Dayton-area couple hiked 150 miles of the Annapurna Circuit trail in central Nepal. The spectacular trek includes elevations from 3,500 to 17,600 feet. Carroon and Devereux traveled independently without an outfitter, guide or porters to haul their gear to better interact with and photograph local people, pack animals and wildlife along the trail and in tiny villages.

Carroon is a former professional photographer with a doctorate in geology from Stanford University. He worked as a geologist then traveled the world as a flight attendant. Devereux is a former copy desk chief of the Nevada Appeal, for which she also wrote hiking and outdoors columns. She has a degree in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her travels on six continents are chronicled at http//:wildwomendont-gettheblues.webs.com.

Seating is limited to 80 people and is first come, first served. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission costs $8 adults for museum members. Children 17 and under are free.
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