We’ll be in Hays at the Hays Public Library at 1pm this Saturday, July 30. Our presentation will include just what you can find on the trails of Kansas if you take the time to get off the highway.
Far more than a flyover state, Kansas has plenty of trails for those on foot, on wheels, and on horseback. We’ll tell you our favorite spots around the state, give you some information about writing the book, sign books, and books will be available to buy a $24.95.
Our interview with Mary Gage for Kansas Outdoors magazine. Download and read it here.
Kathy Hanks with the Hutchinson News interviewed us about the book, and you can read it here: By Hike or By Bike.
Photo by Sandra J. Milburn/The Hutchinson News from “Take A Hike” published in the Hutchinson News on July 16, 2016
Michael Pearce, another Kansas Notable book author, wrote an article on us for the Wichita Eagle. Read it here: Book takes a fresh look at Kansas hiking, biking | The Wichita Eagle.
Check out this article from the Topeka Capital-Journal online about the 2016 Kansas Notable Books, and they got in touch for a quote – read here: Kansas Notable Books list announced by State Library of Kansas | CJOnline.com.
Two days after National Trails Day, it is official. The Kansas Trail Guide is on the 2016 Kansas Notable Book List! See the full list here.
And for more info on the list itself:
The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.
We’ve reached out to others to talk to them about what they find special about Kansas and how they work on building trails, so it was unexpected and awesome to be contacted by KCUR Central Standard 89.3 FM for an interview about Kansas trails and the Kansas trail guidebook.
I (Kristin) got a little overexcited and managed to confuse the Oregon Trail with the Santa Fe Trail – you wouldn’t be going through the Cimarron National Grassland if you were on the Oregon Trail, unless you were lost. Other than that, I think it went pretty well! Here’s a link where you can listen to the interview and read about some of our personal favorite trails and some new trails that we’d recommend: http://kcur.org/post/best-kansas-trails-biking-hiking-and-horseback-riding