Events

Check back here for scheduled author events/signings/speaking engagements, or for new information about hiking meet ups, or hikes in the region.

Meet Pete KJ on his book tour in April, May and June in Colorado’s Front Range!

On June 26, 2019, Pete KJ will present “Interesting Summer Hikes” at the Chilson Senior Center in Loveland, Colorado. The center is located at 700 E 4th in Loveland. Later in the day, Pete will will present a talk on “Interesting Summer Hikes” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Broomfield Library in Broomfield, Colorado. The library is located at 3 Community Park Road in Broomfield.

On June 27, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Interesting Summer Hikes in the Front Range” at the REI Dillon from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Join veteran hiker and author Pete KJ as he presents some of his favorite trail choices for summer, and delves into the stories that go with them. Bring your curiosity, and get ready to write your own stories by going out and hiking these dazzling trails! This REI is located at 306 Dillon Road in Dillon. Sign-up for the class here.

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Past Events from Pete’s tour:

On June 25, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Cheyenne Mountain Library on 1785 South 8th Street, Suite 100 in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Library District.

On June 19, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 to 8:00 at a location to be announced in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Library District.

On June 15, 2019, Pete KJ will lead a hike on the Continental Divide. Hikers should meet at 8:30 am at the Berthoud Pass Parking lot. Later in the day, Pete will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” at a pub to be determined in Idaho Springs. This event is sponsored by the Clear Creek Library District. The library asks that hikers preregister for this event with Holly Grant at holly@cccld.org.

On June 13, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Trail Master 101” which is a hands-on workshop for grades 6+ at the Carbon Valley Regional Library located at 7 Park Avenue in Firestone from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Later in the day, June 13, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Interesting Summer Hikes” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Castle Pines Library in Castle Pines, Colorado. The library is located at S60 Village Square Lane in Castle Pines.

On June 12, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 to 8:00 at a location to be announced in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Library District.

On June 11, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 pm to 7.30 pm at theSouth Branch Library in Breckenridge, Colorado. The library is located at 103 S Harris Street in Breckenridge.

On June 6, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” and signing books from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Broomfield Community Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The Broomfield Community Center is located at 280 Spader Way in Broomfield. Later in the day, , Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to hike” from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at theChilson Senior Center in Loveland, Colorado. The senior center is located at 700 E 4th Street in Loveland. And then even later in the day, , Pete KJ will present a talk on “Interesting Summer Hikes” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Aurora Central Library in Aurora, Colorado. The library is located at 14949 E Alameda Pkwy in Aurora. ***This is a triple header!***

On June 5, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Aurora Center for Active Adults in Aurora, Colorado. The event is located at 30 W Del Mar Circle, in Aurora, CO.

On June 4, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the The MAC (Westminster Active Adult Center) in Westminister, Colorado. The event is located at 3295 2 72nd Avenue in Westminister. Later in the day, Pete will be at the REI Denver, which is located at 1416 Platte Street in Denver where he will present a talk “Interesting Summer Hikes in the Front Range.” This talk will be 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here to register for this free class.

On June 3, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Interesting Summer Hikes” from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Layfayette Senior Services Center in Lafayette, Colorado. The event is located at 103 S. Iowa Avenue in Lafayette.

On May 30, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Northglenn Senior Organization in Northglenn, Colorado. The event is located at 11801 Community Center Drive in Northglenn.

On Memorial Day 2019 weekend, join Pete KJ in Estes Park, on May 25th, where he will be signing books and giving insider tips at the Macdonald Book Store from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The store is located at 152 E Elkhorn Ave in Estes Park. More information is available at 970-586-3450 or from the Macdonald Book Store site.

On May 22, 2019, Pete KJ will be giving a talk, “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Summit County Community and Senior Center store in Frisco, Colorado. The community center is located at 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco, Colorado.

On May 21, 2019, Pete KJ will be signing books from 6:30 to 8:00 at the JAX Mercantile Outdoor Gear store in Lafayette, Colorado. The store is located at 900 South Highway 287 in Layfaette, Colorado.

On May 18, 2019, Pete KJ will be giving a talk, “Interesting Summer Hikes” from 1:30 to 3:00 pm am at the College Hill Library in Westminster, Colorado. The event is located at 3705 W 112th Avenue in Westminster.

On May 15, 2019, Pete KJ will be giving a talk, “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Loveland Public Library in Loveland, Colorado. The event is located at 300 N Adams Avenue in Loveland.

On May 14, 2019, Pete KJ will be giving a talk, “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Malley Senior Recreation Center store in Engelwood, Colorado. The event is located at 3380 S Lincoln Street in Englewood. Later in the day, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike the Front Range” at the REI Fort Collins from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Pete will provide an overview of geography, equipment, and methods, and local intel about some great nearby trails. This REI is located at 4025 S College Avenue in Fort Collins. Sign-up for the class here.

On May 10, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Clements Community Center located at 1580 Yarrow Street in Lakewood. Later that night, Pete will be signing books at the city library table as part of the City of Lafayette Art Night Out from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Public Road between Cannon to Emma Street in Lafayette.

On May 9, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Interesting Hikes Near Nederland” from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Nederland Community Library in Nederland, Colorado. The library is located at 200 CO-72 in Lederland.

On May 8, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Woodland Park Library located at 218 E. Midland Avenue in Woodland Park.

On May 7, 2019, Pete KJ will be signing books from 6:30 to 8:00 at the JAX Mercantile Outdoor Gear store in Loveland, Colorado. The store is located at 950 E. Eisenhower Blvd. in Loveland.

On May 3, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Interesting Spring Hikes in the Front Range “ at the Longmont Senior Center located at 910 Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont. The event starts at 1:00 pm. More information is available at 303-651-8411

On May 1, 2019 , Pete KJ will be presenting “Interesting Summer Hikes in the Front Range” at the REI Colorado Springs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Join veteran hiker and author Pete KJ as he presents some of his favorite trail choices for summer, and delves into the stories that go with them. Bring your curiosity, and get ready to write your own stories by going out and hiking these dazzling trails! This REI is located at 1376 E Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. Sign-up for the class here.

On April 30th 2019, Pete KJ will share insider tips at the Bemis Public Library starting at 7:00 pm. The address is 6014 S Datura Street, Littleton CO 80120. For more information, please call 303-795-3951.

On April 29, 2019, Pete KJ will be in Boulder for a discussion at the Boulder West Senior Center located at 909 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm.

On April 27, 2019, Pete KJ will be in Aurora for a discussion at the Mission Viejo Library located at 15324 E Hampden Circle in Aurora from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

On April 26, 2019, Pete KJ will be in Breckenridge for a book signing and discussion at the Mountain Outfitters store, located at 112 S Ridge Street in Breckenridge. Pete will be signing from 3:30 to 5:00 PM

On April 25, 2019, Pete KJ will present a slide show about his favorite Front Range hikes and sign books at the Colfax location of the Tattered Cover from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The store is located at 2526 East W Colfax Avenue in Denver.

On April 23, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike in the Front Range” in a joint luncheon event with the Teller County Golden Bridge Network from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Woodland Park Senior Organization in Woodland Park, Colorado. This event is located at 321 N Pine Street in Woodland Park. Later in the day, Pete KJ will be signing books from 6:30 to 8:00 at the JAX Outdoor Gear store in Broomfield, Colorado. The store is located at 5005 W. 120th Avenue in Broomfield.

On April 22, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike in the Front Range” from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm at the Longmont Public Library in Longmont, Colorado. The library is located at 409 4th Avenue in Longmont.

On April 18, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike in the Front Range” from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Aurora Central Library in Auroa, Colorado. The library is located at 14949 E Alameda Pkwy in Auroa.

On April 17, 2019, Pete KJ will present a talk on “Preparing to Hike in the Front Range” from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at thePeak Community & Wellness Center in Littleton, Colorado. The Wellness center is located at 6612 S Ward Street in Littleton.

On April 16, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike” at the REI Westminster from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Pete will provide an overview of geography, equipment, and methods, and local intel about some great nearby trails. This REI is located at 14696 Delaware Street in Westminister. Sign-up for the class here.

On April 12, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike” at the Longmont Senior Center located at 910 Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont. More information is available at 303-651-8411

On April 11, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Interesting Spring Hikes” at the Lafayette Public Library located at 775 West Baseline Road in Lafayette. This event is 6:00 to 7:30 pm. More information is available at 337-261-5787.

On April 9, 2019, Pete KJ will be signing books and telling tall tales, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at the JAX Mercantile Outdoor Gear store in Fort Collins. The address is 1200 N. College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado.

On April 4th, laughter and excitement were the order of the day for the launch of Pete KJ’s new book, Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado’s Front Range at the Boulder Bookstore at 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado. Click here to see some of the photos!

On April 3, 2019, Pete KJ will present “Preparing to Hike the Front Range” at the Louisville Public Library in Louisville, Colorado from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The address is 951 Spruce Street in Louisville, Colorado.

On March 28, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike” at the REI Greenwood Village from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Pete will provide an overview of geography, equipment, and methods, and local intel about some great nearby trails. This REI is located at 9000 E Peakview Avenue in Greenwood Village. Sign-up for the class here.

On March 27, 2019, Pete KJ will be presenting “Preparing to Hike” at the REI Boulder from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Pete will provide an overview of geography, equipment, and methods, and local intel about some great nearby trails. This REI is located at 1789 28th Street in Boulder. Sign-up for the class here.

…And more events to come. Check back often!

See you on the trail!

— Pete KJ

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A sampling of the scores of hiking clubs and support organization in the greater-Denver area!

Colorado Sierra Club Dozens of hikes every week.

Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) acts as a gateway to the mountains in Colorado for experts and novices and has been around for over a century — since 1912 to be exact. There are trips all year round — from snowshoeing, to mountaineering and even wildflower hikes led by native plant specialists — and also educational courses and CPR/AED classes. Membership for people under 30 years old are $30 annually and will connect you with 60,000 other members in Colorado.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. There are hundreds of projects throughout the state at any given time that may include: trail construction and maintenance, invasive species management, gardening and planting and even historic preservation.

Meetup: Denver Outdoor Adventures There are dozens of Meetup groups focused on hiking in the Front Range. Here’s a list of them to get you started.

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2017 Book Tour for Base Camp Las Vegas by Deborah Wall.
October 21st. Las Vegas Book Festival. Deborah Wall was a featured author at the Festival.

November 12th. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Visitors Center at the Red Rock National Conservancy Area. Deborah will be signing copies of her book as part of the Southern Nevada Conservancy, Second Sunday, “Artists and Authors” event.

August 9th, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Book launch, talk and book signing for Deborah Wall’s “BASE CAMP LAS VEGAS: 101 HIKES IN THE SOUTHWEST” at the Large Conference Room in the Clark County Library located at 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Complimentary wine and cheese reception follows. Click here to see the photos from this book launch celebration.

July 27th, 10 am to 11 am. Salt Lake City, Utah Deborah Wall will be signing copies of her new book, “BASE CAMP LAS VEGAS: 101 HIKES IN THE SOUTHWEST” at from 10 am to 11 am on July 27th at the IPG/PGW booth of the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vegas Hikers is a local meet-up group.
From their site: “…VegasHikers is the premier hiking group in the Desert Southwest! We take more hikes to more places and have the friendliest, most welcoming organizers of any group around. We feature hikes for all skill levels, road trips, camping, and social gatherings. We have events at a huge variety of times, places, and days. We even hike at night! With dozens of organizers and an average of more than an event a day, you’re sure to find activities to suit your fancy…

The Las Vegas Walking, Hiking & Adventurers Meetup
From their site: “…This is an awesome group of people that love to just get out and do things. We walk, hike, get outdoors, explore and find fun stuff to do in our community. We’re into fun adventures, not extreme thrills!…”