MOUNTAINEERS: River guide shares trip tales from Amazon

May 11, 2014 

Jayson Owens, owner of Evergreen Adventure Guides, will be the featured speaker Friday at the Tacoma Mountaineers open house and speaker series.

In his program, “Saving the Grand Canyon of the Upper Amazon: 24 Days on the World’s Most Endangered River,” Owens will share stories from his recent trip. The program begins at 7:45 p.m.

In February, Owens was part of a group of 22 river enthusiasts and activists who spent 24 days on Peru’s Rio Marañn.

A river guide since 2000, Owens also is the operations manager at Edgeworks Climbing in Tacoma.

Before the program, at 7 p.m., there will be a presentation on courses offered by the Tacoma branch. Members will talk about offerings such as climbing and scrambling, sea kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, social and family activities, first aid, sailing and navigation.

The program will take place at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Learn more about the group at tacomamountaineers.org.

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