Connie Soper first visited Oregon’s beaches when living as a child in Coos Bay, and she has loved them ever since. She has twice hiked the Oregon Coast Trail in its entirety with many friends and family members. Connie's book, Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Day Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border, was published by Dragonfly Press in the summer of 2015. It is a comprehensive trail guide that also includes many stories, anecdotes and historical references of places passed by along the trail.
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Dragonfly-Press-PDX was founded in 2004 by Jane Comerford.
Jane, a native of Portland, moved to Northwest in the early 1970s, though her family’s roots in NW date back to the 1880s. She is a retired community college administrator.
Jane’s first book, At the Foot of the Mountain: An Early History, on the beginnings of the coastal towns of Manzanita and Neahkahnie, is carried in libraries, historical societies and bookstores and graces the coffee tables of most homes in those communities.
Her second book, A Northwest Portland History: From the River to the Hills reveals how this riverfront land, rich in trees, creeks, and lakes, was transformed into the thriving and vibrant district of unique neighborhoods we know today. Both are beautifully illustrated with historic photographs and maps.
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Giuseppe Lipari, is a transplanted New Yorker who attended Parsons School of Design, and now lives in Portland. He designed both At the Foot of the Mountain: An Early History and A Northwest Portland History: From the River to the Hills.
Design and copy edit services for Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail were provided by Indigo.