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Hiking Around Stanley

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Though popular culture is rife with references to the mind-numbing boringness of watching other people's vacation slides, local author Scott Marchant is hoping to inject a little utility into the dusty form. On Wednesday, Marchant will run through a series of slides featuring photography from his new book, The Day Hiker's Guide to Stanley, Idaho. The book is a bible of information on 46 hikes around the Stanley area, organized by category—like best views, best hikes to spot wildflowers and best family-friendly hikes.

For a more in-depth review of Marchant's book, check out BW intern Ben Wickham's take on the guide (BW, Arts, "Grab Your Hiking Shoes and Head to Stanley," July 6, 2009).

Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., FREE, REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www.rei.com/stores/boise.