Alta Live: Secret California with Paul Saffo and Will Hearst

Take a tour of hidden spots and quirky destinations around the West with two amateur explorers.

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Discover the very best hidden corners of the West with two Californians who’ve explored the region from every angle: by foot, aircraft, and horseback. Futurist Paul Saffo and Alta Journal editor and publisher Will Hearst swap some of their favorite little-known locations—from New Mexico canyons to the Sierra Nevada—and reckon with the shrinking of the unexplored, untamed Wild West. Join us for this Alta Live as Saffo and Hearst reveal where to go, what to see, and what’s to come.

About the guests:

Paul Saffo is a noted futurist, a professor at Stanford University, and the chair of the future studies and forecasting track at Singularity University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Saffo serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards, including those of the Long Now Foundation and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. He doubles as an EMT and participates in search-and-rescue operations involving lost hikers and climbers.

Will Hearst is the editor and publisher of Alta Journal, which he founded in 2017. He is the board chair of Hearst Communications, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Hearst is a grandson of company founder William Randolph Hearst. He is also a horseman and amateur pilot.•

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