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World Traveler Presenting 'Hiking In The Atacama Desert' In Westport

Hike leader and world traveler Ian Lewis will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “Red Hot Chile – Hiking the Atacama Desert" to the Appalachian Mountain Club May 11 in Westport.
Hike leader and world traveler Ian Lewis will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “Red Hot Chile – Hiking the Atacama Desert" to the Appalachian Mountain Club May 11 in Westport. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Hike leader and world traveler Ian Lewis will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “Red Hot Chile -- Hiking the Atacama Desert" to the Appalachian Mountain Club on Wednesday, May 11 at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport.

Doors open at 6.30 p.m. Participants can have wine, appetizers, pasta, salad and desserts. The presentation will be from 7.30-8.30 p.m.

Appalachian Mountain Club members and non-members are welcome to attend. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Lewis, who lives in Weston, will share experiences and photographs from his recent hiking trip to Chile's Atacama Desert and to Bolivia.

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is one of the driest places on Earth, sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean.

In addition, Lewis' presentation will include flamingos fishing in a lake at 14,000-foot guanacos, as well as vicunas, geysers, hot springs, pre-Inca ruins and the Licancabur volcano, rising higher than Kilimanjaro.

Participants are asked to bring along a dessert to share if they can. No reservations are necessary. Pay at the door only.

For more information and directions, click here or e-mail Eleanor Sasso at easasso7@icloud.com.

The Saugatuck Congregational Church is at 245 Post Road East, Westport.

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