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Join us to celebrate the launch of local author Lauren DeLaunay Miller’s new book, Valley of Giants.

Valley of Giants: Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing bravely fills in the gaps in the long canon of American climbing literature. With over thirty-five stories dating back to the 1930s, this anthology is the first compilation of women’s voices told from the epicenter of American rock climbing. Contributors include Ruth Dyar Mendenhall, Liz Robbins, Molly Higgins, Maria Cranor, Julie Brugger, Silvia Vidal, Chelsea Griffie, Steph Davis, Beth Rodden, Lynn Hill, Babsi Zangerl, and many more. With more than thirty-five first-hand accounts of adventure, joy, and passion, Valley of Giants is a groundbreaking historical collection bound to inspire generations of adventurers.

ESIA, in partnership with its agency partner, the Inyo National Forest, hosts the Authors and Artists Series. This series features presentations by many of the authors and artists whose interpretive merchandise is sold in the 17 U.S. Forest Service and U.S. National Park Service visitor centers and ranger station bookstores operated by ESIA.