Wilderness explorer, photographer and author Tom Reed will share tales of backcountry hiking in the southern Andes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

Wilderness explorer, photographer and author Tom Reed will share tales of backcountry hiking in the southern Andes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

Reed will share black-and-white photographs featured in his new book, "The Granite Avatars of Patagonia." He also will give tips on the nuts and bolts of hiking the region, including travel logistics, gear and route planning.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. For more information, call the library at 541-774-6996.