R103 | In
the Steps of Melville: Hiking in the Berkshires
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Various Locations in Berkshire County, MA
6/2, 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30
(no hike on 6/9)
Bonus Session: Sunday, July 31st at 9:00 am
Please note that all in-person attendees are required to be masked at all times while indoors and provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19, or a negative test within the past 48-72 hours.
Herman Melville’s editor marveled at how much the writer knew of his surroundings; claiming “he knows every rock and bush.” Energetic, robust, charismatic, curious, Melville hiked and rode his horse all around the Berkshires. This four-class session will tackle some of those hikes that Melville made and helped inspire his writing. En-route, we’ll reflect on Melville quotes and talk about his life in the Berkshires, but mostly just walk. Hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty.
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