Wine-infused Trail Tales with Tom Zoellner

When: Sunday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Four 8 Wine Works, 816 N. Main St, Cottonwood, AZ

Tom Zoellner shares stories from his book, Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona. He interweaves his hike along the Arizona Trail from Utah to Sonora with stories about the history and culture of the state. Will he find the Arizonac ranch for which the state is named? What does he learn about the Grand Canyon? Zoellner is a fifth generation Arizonan and author of eight nonfiction books including The Heartless Stone, Uranium, Train, A Safeway in Arizona and Island on Fire, which won the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Book excerpt:

Here it was at last. I would be hiking across the Kaibab Plateau, down and out of the Grand Canyon, past the cinder cone of Humphreys Peak, across Anderson Mesa, down the Mogollon Rim, through the Mazatzals and the Superstitions, across the Black Hills of Pinal County, and then up and over four major ranges in succession: the Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas, and the Huachucas to the Mexican border and then—hopefully—the spot in the valley that poured forth silver for about a week and from which the state had taken its beguiling name.

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