Armchair Traveler takes journey to Three Sisters Wilderness Area

Published 3:41 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come join John Ratterree as he takes you on a tour of the Three Sisters Wilderness Area in person and from an armchair on&bsp; Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m.

John Ratterree was born in the foothills of South Carolina and his parents instilled a love of nature from an early age, taking him on his first camping trip to Mt Mitchell before he was a year old.

A high school science teacher for 20 plus years, Ratterree holds a masters degree in natural science education from Converse College and is a recent graduate of the FENCE/Clemson University South Carolina Master Naturalist program.

He has hiked in the east from Maine to Florida along with trips to Colorado, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. One of his most memorable trips was a 22-day Outward Bound course in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area of Oregon. While this trip was almost 25 years ago, Ratterree uses the power of the Internet to return to Oregon and many of his other favorite spots as an armchair traveler.

The FENCE Armchair Traveler series is offered free of charge with the support of the Kirby Endowment Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.