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Biking and Hiking in Tasmania
February 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Larry Lindsay presents Biking and Hiking in Tasmania
This presentation will take you to Australia’s wilderness state, an island shaped somewhat like Ohio. Tasmania is a great place to bike because it has a lot of paved back roads with hills big enough to be fun. It is also a super place for hiking since it has mountains, unspoiled beaches, and the South Coast Trek, which is one of the world’s most spectator trails. The trek has few people, since S.W. Tasmania has no roads and you must fly into a primitive airstrip. You hike though beautiful forests with birds, marsupials, and colorful wildflowers. For much of the way you hike on unspoiled beaches with sea stacks that are amazing at sunrise and sunset. This presentation will add Tasmania to your bucket list.
This hike is perfect for those who like a challenge since it is 70 miles!
Larry has a degree in outdoor education from the University of Toledo. He taught junior high science for 17 years and high school ecology for 20 years. During summers he was a naturalist for the The Toledo Metroparks. Mr. Lindsay has directed The Naturalist Scouts since it began in 1966. The Naturalist Scouts is a high adventure program for boys 11-16.that want to do projects to support a better environment like building bird boxes and picking up road side litter. These ordinary tasks are seasoned with amazing adventures like canoeing in Algonquin park, backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, and twice bicycling all the way across the U.S.A. To get more information on The Naturalist Scouts or to buy a copy of Mr. Lindsay’s book “Across” come to the booth where a scout is riding rollers. “Across” is the story of a 14 year old boy who bicycles across the U.S.A. When you meet Mr. Lindsay he will give you a brochure on the Maumee Valley Tri-Adventure Race. This 50 mile event features 36 miles of biking, 6 miles of kayaking, and 8 miles of backpacking, making this Ohio’s most unusual race.