A few years ago, Leslie Erickson walked into the wilderness, and something changed. The change wasn't namable, and it wasn't complete, but it made itself known. Leslie returned again each summer to the wild. The sense of silence and the depth of night restored her, and when she returned to the city, to work, to the classrooms where she teaches, she noticed the brightness and the noise. She has decided to retire. The story she had long told of herself, Dr. Leslie Goss Erickson, was what had changed those few years ago. And now she is off to make that story complete.
Leslie will be talking about her hike over the John Muir Trail this evening for the Northwest Iowa Sierra Group. It will take place at 2508 Jackson St, beginning at 6:30. Doors open for a potluck at 5:30. It is free and open to the public.