Cheryl Wallace of Port Townsend peruses a copy of Leif Whittaker’s “My Old Man and the Mountain,” this year’s Port Townsend Community Read selection, from the library display. Wallace said she heard Whittaker make a presentation in the past and believes the book will be as interesting and compelling as his talk. (Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News)

Cheryl Wallace of Port Townsend peruses a copy of Leif Whittaker’s “My Old Man and the Mountain,” this year’s Port Townsend Community Read selection, from the library display. Wallace said she heard Whittaker make a presentation in the past and believes the book will be as interesting and compelling as his talk. (Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend native tells of mountain climbing in memoir chosen as 2018 Community Read

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