7003 Days 21 Years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Author: Jim Akenson
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870046018
Format: PDF
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"Deep in the Idaho wilderness the last vestiges of Old Idaho linger. In 1982, an eager young couple seeking adventure and challenge, Jim and Holley Akenson, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho's wilderness research station. In 7,003 Days, Jim describes their encounters with wildlife and nature: tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing university stuedents to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho"--Provided by publisher.

7003 DAYS

Author: Jim Akenson
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870046094
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Deep in the Idaho wilderness the last vestiges of Old Idaho linger. In 1982, an eager young couple seeking adventure and challenge, Jim and Holley Akenson, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho's wilderness research station. In 7,003 Days, Jim describes their encounters with wildlife and nature: tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing university stuedents to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho"--Provided by publisher.

Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot

Author: Harold Dougal
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481998338
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Harold Dougal got into flying when flying was young, and spent his life as a professional pilot, most of it in a part of the United States that "stands on end." In this book of true tales, in addition to sharing dos and don'ts of mountain flying, he tells about early aircraft and aviation, about life in remote parts of Idaho, about people he's met and places he's gone, and of adventures made more exciting by mechanical failure, bad weather, cattle or tractors on the runway, airfields that can only be successfully approached one way, customers who ask the impossible, odd characters met in small towns, student pilots who haven't yet learned to navigate, and more. Illustrated with black and white photos and line drawings.

Polly Bemis

Author: Sister M. Alfreda Elsensohn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985883027
Format: PDF, ePub
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Polly Bemis (1853-1933) was sold by her father to Chinese brigands who, in turn, sold her to a Chinese Company that shipped people to the United States. She eventually ended up in the mining camp of Warren, Idaho. Her life after arriving in Idaho is a story of tragedy, endurance, and love.

Showdown in the Big Quiet

Author: John P. Bieter, Jr.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896729025
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""Examines the area known as the Big Quiet, the role of environment, the history of this area in the West, and the power of Western mythology"--Provided by publisher.

To All Things a Season

Author: E. Donnall Thomas
Publisher: Countrysport Press
ISBN: 9781885106544
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In this story about the horrors of acquaintance rape, a high school senior learns about the harsh realities of alcoholism.

Temperance Creek

Author: Pamela Royes
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619028832
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the early seventies, some of us were shot like stars from our parents’ homes. This was an act of nature, bigger than ourselves. In the austere beauty and natural reality of Hell’s Canyon of Eastern Oregon, one hundred miles from pavement, Pam, unable to identify with her parent’s world and looking for deeper pathways has a chance encounter with returning Vietnam warrior Skip Royes. Skip, looking for a bridge from survival back to connection, introduces Pam to the vanishing culture of the wandering shepherd and together they embark on a four-year sojourn into the wilderness. From the back of a horse, Pam leads her packstring of readers from overlook to water crossing, down trails two thousand years old, and from the vantages she chooses for us, we feel the edges of our own experiences. It is a memoir of falling in love with a place and a man and the price extracted for that love. Written with deep lyricism, Temperance Creek is a work of haunting beauty, fresh and irreverent and rooted in the grit and pleasure of daily life. This is Pam’s story, but the courage and truth in the telling is part of our human experience. Seen through a slower more primary mirror, one not so crowded with objectivity, Pam’s memoir, is a kind of home-coming, a family reunion for shooting stars.

Memoirs of a Backcountry Bio

Author: Vicki Coggins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781641366748
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This book tells the story of Vic Coggins, an Oregon State Wildlife Biologist for 45 years. The journal he kept every day of his career assures the accuracy of the writing. It includes serious incidents and humorous stories that occurred during horse wrecks, law enforcement patrols, backcountry ranch trips, wilderness horse trips, aircraft survey adventures, and in his early life, which led to his wildlife management career.A major part of the book covers management and restoration of endangered or extirpated species of ungulates and carnivores. There is discussion of historical distributions, capture techniques, controversies involving species, population status, studies conducted, and reintroduction activities. Elk, mountain goats, deer, cougar, wolves, bears, moose, and bison are all included in the writing. Chapters on the restoration of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goats to northeast Oregon and Hells Canyon tell an important success story in his career. The extirpated species and potential recovery of grizzly bears, bison, and pronghorn antelope are also discussed.This book is illustrated with over 350 photos taken throughout his career or provided by other sources. Many are historic photos dating to the early 1900¿s; all complement the history of wildlife populations and management in Northeast Oregon.