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Photographer captures 50 years of Mt. Adams


September 5, 2018

Ever Wild website

For anyone who is intrigued with the Pacific Northwest's majestic peaks, Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams offers a first-time, close-up look at Mount Adams through the lens and adventures of author and photographer Darryl Lloyd. Through a personal journey spanning seven decades, Lloyd cemented his place in the sweeping story of Washington state's Mount Adams. As the foremost authority on this northern Cascades massive-a sometimes overlooked, but never forgotten-hulk of a mountain, Lloyd mixes adventure memoir with doses of human history, geography, geology, botany, and a vital call for protection.

Lloyd will present his lifetime of Mt. Adams stories and photographs at a variety of venues in the Columbia River Gorge region, including two in Klickitat County. Events are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public and will include a narrated slide presentation and book signing.


• Wed. Sept. 5, 6:00 p.m. – Book Launch Event at Columbia Center for the Arts – 215 Cascade Ave. Hood River. Sponsored by Waucoma Books.


• Thurs. Oct. 4, 5 p.m. – North Bank Books, 66 Russell Street, Stevenson.


• Mon. Oct. 15, 7 p.m. – Benefit for Mt. Adams Institute at Trout Lake School, 2310 WA-141, Trout Lake, WA 98650. A $5-10 donation is suggested to support student scholarships to attend nature-based summer camps through Mt. Adams Institute's Cascade Mountain School.


• Wed. Oct. 17, 7 p.m. – Event sponsored by the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation at Henkle Middle School, 480 NW Loop Road, White Salmon.


• Thurs. Nov. 1, 7 p.m. – Inklings Bookshop, 5629 Summitview Ave., Yakima.


• Fri. Nov. 2, Dinner 6 p.m .; Presentation 7 p.m. – Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles; Dinner tickets are $15 and include the book presentation. Purchase tickets here.

• Sat. Nov. 3, 3-5 p.m. – Klindts Booksellers, 315 E. 2nd Street, The Dalles.

A LIFETIME ON THE MOUNTAIN: Darryl Lloyd has a new book called Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams. The acclaimed photographer has contributed some photos over the years to The Sentinel.

Growing up on a ranch at the mountain's base, Lloyd devoted his life to learning the mountain, observing the ebb and flow of its glaciers, photographing the play of light, wandering lush meadows and old-growth forests, hiking boulder-strewn slopes and scaling icefalls...and showing the way for those who've followed. "Like the best outdoor lives, this one is more memoir of the place than the person," says famed naturalist and author Robert Michael Pyle, who wrote the foreword to Ever Wild.

Lloyd first explored the foot of Mount Adams as a toddler on the loose, but he and his twin brother, Darvel, have been hiking and climbing since boyhood, and they've spent most of their adult lives inviting others to join in. Lloyd's wide-ranging knowledge is highly regarded by leaders in diverse scientific disciplines. For nearly 50 years, he has brought the mountain to the people through talks and slide shows attracting thousands, and his writings and photography have appeared extensively in print. With his brother, Lloyd founded the non-profit Friends of Mount Adams in 2004, promoting protection, scientific research, and stewardship of Mount Adams. For more info visit


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