Indian Creek Chronicles

A Winter Alone in the Wilderness

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312422721

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 6135

The author relates his experiences when he took a job with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to watch millions of salmon eggs one winter in an isolated area of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Names of the Stars

A Life in the Wilds

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250101689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1706

At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

The Consolations of the Forest

Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga

Author: Sylvain Tesson

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847841278

Category: Nature

Page: 243

View: 8495

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life describes the author's self-exile in a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, where he wrote about the region's harsh beauty, resilient populations, and tragic history.

The Last Season

Author: Eric Blehm

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061869996

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 4467

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.

Night Swimming


Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312263638

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1901

A collection of inspired and moving tales from a widely praised writer offers character-driven portraits of people trying to find hope and peace in the midst of their daily difficulties. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Dry Rain

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558217355

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2321

A memorable collection of stories about family, love, fealty, commitment, and heroism, all set against the backdrop of the everyday people of the American West, ""Dry Rain" is a work of art" ("Men's Journal").

Rain in the Mountains

Notes from the Himalayas

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140236910

Category: Himalaya Mountains

Page: 251

View: 8086

Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, and grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun and Shimla. In the course of a writing career spanning thirty-five years, he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels and more than thirty books for children. Three collections of the short stories, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli and Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited two anthologies, The Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories and The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Storeis. The Room on the Roof was his first novel, written when he was seventeen, and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Vagrants in the Valley was also written in his teens and picks up from where The Room on the Roof leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume by Penguin India in 1993 and in early 1995 a collection of stories, essays, poems and a novella were brought out in a volume titled Delhi Is Not Far: The Best of Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India for 1992, for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra.


Author: Ladd Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 5233

Three young New York men, their guide, and a camp cook venture into the Bitterroot mountains in search of adventure, but when they are caught in a snowstorm, they must choose between attending the needs of a dying companion or abandoning him in an effort to save themselves.

Call of the American Wild

A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska

Author: Guy Grieve

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510701931

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 2359

"A wild adventure.” —Independent A man, an axe, and a dog named Fuzzy . . . let the adventure begin! Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in the remote Alaskan tundra suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.

Arctic Homestead

The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds

Author: Norma Cobb,Charles W. Sasser

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312283797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4482

A chronicle of a family's efforts to build a home near the Arctic Circle in Alaska depicts their moving discovery of love and courage in a land of modern-day outlaws, feuds, grizzly bears and unbelievably harsh winters. Reprint.


Notes from Montana

Author: Rick Bass

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395611500

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 2325

This book is a classic celebration of winter in a remote Montana valley.

How All This Started

A Novel

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312276973

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 9865

Abilene and Austin, a brother and sister feeling stultified by the small-town Texan life imposed on them by their parents, dream of escape, with Abilene becoming desperately and dangerously obsessed with helping her brother become a Major League pitcher. A first novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

As Cool As I Am

A Novel

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1429974141

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5896

As a teenager pretty much left to raise herself, Lucy Diamond is a narrator with a radiant yet guarded heart. As she races at breakneck pace toward womanhood, everything is at stake for her, producing an urgency and dread that she holds at bay with humor and grace. But while Lucy charges ahead, her mother's youth is fading. Simultaneously embracing and resisting their similarities, Fromm reveals both women's emotional vulnerabilities and their deep mutual need. Conveyed through dialogue that is both laugh-aloud-funny and true, Lucy stands out in contemporary literature for her large heart and inimitable grit.

Blood Knot


Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781558217447

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 1583

In ten stories people reveal their true character and personal relationships through their attitudes toward fishing and the wilderness

The Stars, the Snow, the Fire

Twenty-Five Years in the Alaska Wilderness

Author: John Meade Haines

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555973063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 8444

In this wilderness classic, the quintessential Alaskan frontiersman relates his experiences from over twenty years as a hoemsteader. As New York Newsday has said of his work, If Alaska had not existed, Haines might well have invented it.''

Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

Author: Pam Houston

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077537

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 511

"Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book World In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey,” says the narrator in the collection’s title story. “But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West.” Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part – and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. Cowboys Are My Weakness is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women – together and apart.

Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book

A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain

Author: Mike Clelland,Allen O'bannon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076279237X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 3206

With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Avalanche Safety Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, proper equipment and how to use it, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, decision making, and rescue scenarios. Written for both aspriring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anybody who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains.

If Not for This

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597095389

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5058

Recounts Dalton and Maddy's relationship, told from Maddy's perspective, as they meet, marry, and live their lives struggling with job loss, difficulties getting pregnant, and a devastating diagnosis.


Author: Alwyne Wheeler,Andrew K. G. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521304078

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 7382

Fishes is a practical introduction to the study of fish remains from archaeological sites, designed for archaeologists and archaezoologists working in the field and in the laboratory. It provides clear guidelines for the identification of remains and how to interpret them. The identification and analysis of fish remains unearthed in archaeological excavations are invaluable factors in the reconstruction of climate, economic strategy, diet and trade. In this manual the authors discuss the importance of fishes in past economies and in archaeological research. They describe methods of extraction, fish anatomy and classification with the aid of numerous line drawings. The book also includes a survey of fishes most likely to be represented in archaeological sites and describes the biology of fishes in order to help archaeozoologists make informed judgements about methods of exploitation, size of fish caught and meat yield. This study is unique in making a realistic assessment of both the potential and limitations of the use of fish remains in archaeological interpretation.

Rogue River Journal

A Winter Alone

Author: John Daniel

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 9781619021419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6357

In November of 2000, after the presidential election but before the final results had been handed down by the Supreme Court, John Daniel climbed into his pickup, drove to a remote location in Oregon's Rogue River Canyon, and quit civilization. The strictures were severe with no two-way human communication — not even with his wife — and no radio, no music, not even his cat. He would isolate himself in a cabin sure to be snowed in soon after his arrival, intent on hearing no human voice but his own until spring thawed the road. This experiment in solitude was an attempt to clarify his identity while pursuing daily life without the distractions of the world at large. Daniel had spent a week or two alone before, but this would be an entirely new challenge, and as he drove off into the mountains he felt a fear-tinged freedom. Rogue River Journal chronicles his journey in solitude, a season of memory, and his search for a coherent place to stand on the earth.