April General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 18:45

Come at 6:15 to socialize!

It seems like every hike I have been on, people start talking about food! That's why you absolutely have to attend Roger Naylor's presentation on April 6 entitled Boots to Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers!

Here's the idea: Spend a morning hiking into the breath-snatching Arizona outback under a high arched sky. Wander lonesome lands as a twisted trail leads deeper into wilderness. Walk for miles amid an aching stillness. On the drive home stop at a diner or cafe, a casual joint where the waitress calls everybody 'Hon' and hustles out the drinks. Order the burger. Bite into a grill-kissed slab of tender beef.

It's all captured in the new book Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers. So much more than a standard guidebook, Boots & Burgers is informative, hilarious, heartwarming, inspiring and mouth-watering. Beyond trail descriptions and restaurant info, the book is packed with local attractions and activities, historic tidbits, fast facts, rambling thoughts, big dollops of quirkiness and over 170 vivid color photos. It’s actually a love letter to Arizona, disguised as a hiking and dining guide.

Roger Naylor is a travel writer who hates to travel. At least anywhere beyond the Southwest. He specializes in lonely hiking trails, twisting back roads, diners with fresh burgers sizzling on the grill, small towns, ghost towns and pie. His work appears weekly in the Arizona Republic. He has contributed to USA Today, Arizona Highways, Western Art & Architecture, Go Escape, Route 66 Magazine and dozens more. He is a senior writer for the Bob & Tom Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in over 150 markets. Naylor is also the author of Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. For more information, visit www.rogernaylor.com.

Roger will be selling his book at our April monthly meeting!

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 North Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Located in Scottsdale on Granite Reef Road just north of McDowell Rd.