Authors of ‘Kansas Trail Guide’ to visit library
July 2, 2015 – Dr. Jonathan Conard and Kristin Conard, authors of “Kansas Trail Guide: The Best Hiking, Biking, and Riding in the Sunflower State,” will be at Salina Public Library at 7 p.m. July 14. The Conards will give a presentation and sign books in the Prescott Room.
“Kansas Trail Guide” was published this year through University Press of Kansas. It includes detailed descriptions of the best trails across Kansas by geographical area, including GPS information, how to get to the trailheads, where to park and which trails are open for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. There are suggestions for nearby outfitters and restaurants, and the best options for camp sites nearby and along the way.
Jonathan and Kristin, Salina natives, are a brother-sister team who are both hikers and cyclists. Jonathan has a Ph.D. in biology from Kanas State University and teaches biology and ecology at Sterling College. He has worked extensively with wildlife populations across Kansas.
Kristin has an M.A. in writing from University of Sussex and, along with teaching writing, is a freelance travel writer with publications in Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and BBC, among others.