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Literature of the American West #15: High Country

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The packers business is guiding mule trains into mountains where wagons cant travel. Its a life of danger, long days, and low pay. But for those wedded to the wilderness and inaccessible high country, it is the only life there is.

During the Great Depression, young Ty Hardin is sent from his familys failing Montana ranch to learn from the last of the great packers, Fenton Pardee, legendary in the Montana Rockies for his packing adventures across the Swan Range all the way to the Big Divide. High Country follows Ty through this apprenticeship and into World War II, where he watches trucks and jeeps replace the armys mules. Wounded and shipped home, Ty recovers by packing into the Montana mountains he loves. After his mentor dies, Ty leaves Montana for the Sierra Nevada—the highest country of all—where he becomes a legend in his own right.

Writing in the tradition of Norman Macleans A River Runs through It, Willard Wyman shares techniques of breaking and packing and leading animals into forbidding country, hunting and tracking, and making camp. Wyman brings you so close to the packers life you smell the leather, sweat, and oil.

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A mule packer's dramatic story in the last days of an old western craft

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During the Great Depression, young Ty Hardin is sent from his family’s failing Montana ranch to learn from the last of the great packers, Fenton Pardee, legendary in the Montana Rockies for his packing adventures across the Swan Range all the way to the Big Divide. Writing in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s A River Runs through It, Willard Wyman shares techniques of breaking and packing and leading animals into forbidding country, hunting and tracking, and making camp. Wyman brings you so close to the packer’s life you smell the leather, sweat, and oil.

About the Author

Willard Wyman (1930-2014) was a wrangler, guide, and packer in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Sierra Nevada High Country for over forty years. He taught literature and was a dean of students at both Stanford University and Colby College. He was also Headmaster of The Thacher School.

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ISBN:
9780806138992
Author:
Wyman, Willard
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Sierra nevada (calif. and nev.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Literature of the American West Series
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.17 lb

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During the Great Depression, young Ty Hardin is sent from his family’s failing Montana ranch to learn from the last of the great packers, Fenton Pardee, legendary in the Montana Rockies for his packing adventures across the Swan Range all the way to the Big Divide. Writing in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s A River Runs through It, Willard Wyman shares techniques of breaking and packing and leading animals into forbidding country, hunting and tracking, and making camp. Wyman brings you so close to the packer’s life you smell the leather, sweat, and oil.

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