The mission of the Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences is to provide educational and entertainment opportunities for people on the central Oregon coast. Sponsored by Polly Plumb Productions, we encourage the residents of the village of Yachats, Oregon to work with Academy board members to organize those events that they judge to be most enjoyable.
Oregon's hiking guru takes on a slide show tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the new fourth edition of his book, "100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range." Discover a loop hike around Depoe Bay, an abandoned railroad along a river near Tillamook, and a trek to the world’s tallest redwoods just over the border in California. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history of the land.
Sullivan is the author of 17 books about Oregon, including "Oregon Trips & Trails," "Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters," Hiking Oregon's History, and the popular “100 Hikes” series. His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon in 1985, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books,” the 100 most significant books in the state’s history. He has also written four novels and a collection of short stories, “The Oregon Variations.”