“Mountain Talks speaks to those who value life-long learning, love of nature, sustainability, health and wellness, conservation, music, storytelling, and the arts,” McCloud Chamber of Commerce Director Lorinda Forest-Meyer said of the event.

This fall, natural resources and sustainability experts will gather at the base of the majestic Mt. Shasta in McCloud, California for the town’s inaugural Mountain Talks event. Reminiscent of the popular Ted Talks series, Mountain Talks presentations will focus on natural resources and sustainability on national, regional, and local levels.

“Mountain Talks speaks to those who value life-long learning, love of nature, sustainability, health and wellness, conservation, music, storytelling, and the arts,” McCloud Chamber of Commerce Director Lorinda Forest-Meyer said of the event. “Respite, enrichment, and community are among the benefits of attending a Mountain Talks event, and the beautiful alpine setting lends itself to discussion, immersion, and inspiration.”

Featured speakers for the 2019 event include Commonwealth Club of San Francisco President/CEO Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, filmmaker and Army Ranger Paul Kirby, authors Anna Edy, Michael Zanger, and Ken Goehring; geologists Duane Willahan and William Hirt; and Belcampo Farms Farm Director James Rickert.

Nestled on the southern slope of iconic Mt. Shasta in Northern California just south of the Oregon border, McCloud is a former historic lumber town with a rich past and charming present. McCloud offers an assortment of lodging options primarily located within the McCloud Historic District. In addition to the speaker series, Mountain Talks attendees are encouraged to explore McCloud’s farm-to-fork restaurants, world-class outdoor recreation, and local shops filled with unique gifts, apparel, outdoor gear, fine wines, antiques and other treasures.

The event runs Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3, with one-day passes available for Saturday and Sunday sessions. Guests can also register for a half-day Cascade Volcanoes & Klamath Mountain Seafloor Geology Tour with geologist and event speaker Duane Willahan on both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours are limited to 10 guests, and will include exploration of four locations within the dramatic landscape of the region. To purchase event tickets, view the full schedule, and view lodging options, visit www.themountaintalks.com.