Breaking Into the Backcountry

Breaking Into the Backcountry

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Well aware of what could go wrong living two hours from town with no electricity and no neighbors, Edwards was surprised by what could go right. In prose that is by turns lyrical, introspective, and funny, Breaking into the Backcountry is the story of what he discovered: that alone, in a wild place, each day is a challenge and a gift. Whether chronicling the pleasures of a day-long fishing trip, his first encounter with a black bear, a lightning storm and the threat of fire, the beauty of a steelhead, the attacks of 9/11, or a silence so profound that a black-tailed deer chewing grass outside his window could wake him from sleep, Edwards's careful evocation of the river canyon and its effect on him testifies to the enduring power of wilderness to transform a life.Cougar-Bait and the others just looked up, curious, then looked all around, shrugged, and followed him. When I went out to check on the ... So in the end, eventually, I reset it, telling myself ita#39;s for their own good. The bear licks, however, I leaveanbsp;...

Title:Breaking Into the Backcountry
Author:Steve Edwards
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2010-10-01


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