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In Mountains of Memory, seasoned wilderness dweller Don Scheese charts a long season of watching for and fighting fires in Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness — the largest federal wilderness area in the mainland United States. An inspiring tale of self-discovery, Mountains of Memory paints a complex portrait of the natural, institutional, and historical forces that have shaped the great forested landscapes of the American West.<P>A student of nature writing as well as a fire lookout with over a decade of experience, Scheese recounts his life at the top of the world, along with daring adventures such as backpacking and mountaineering in the Bighorn Crags and kayaking down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. All the while, he touches upon the mysterious and powerful realities of the wilderness around him — stunning dawns visible within the glass cage perched on a 9,000-foot mountain, stirring flashes of lightning visible all around the dark landscape as the radio crackles with reports of strikes observed and fires spotted, long-awaited trips down the mountain to civilization for cold beer and hot pizza.<P>In the tradition of Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder, Don Scheese offers readers a meditation on the meaning and value of wilderness at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-220) and index.

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ISBN:
9780877457848
Foreword:
Franklin, Wayne
Author:
Franklin, Wayne
Author:
Scheese, Don
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Idaho
Subject:
Fire lookouts
Subject:
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Scheese, Don
Subject:
Fire lookouts - Idaho - Frank Church-
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
1
Series:
American Land and Life Series
Series Volume:
[5]
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 photos, 5 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 0.6 in

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