Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tim Cahill

Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: June 2004
ISBN: 9781400080816
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
"Let's get lost together . . . "

Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his-and America's-favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Cahill has been "puttering around in the park" for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what he's doing? Hardly. "I live fifty miles from the park," says Cahill, “but proximity does not guarantee competence. I've spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard."

Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, "I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you're alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you’ve just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza."

Divided into three parts-"The Trails," which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; "In the Backcountry,” which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and “A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf," an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the park-this is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best.

From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Lost in My Own Backyard ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
481 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Tim Cahill
Legacy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill
HarperSports, November 2015
ISBN: 9781460750490
Format: ePub
Our price: $10.99
The Kindness of Strangers ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tim Cahill
The Kindness of Strangers
Tim Cahill & Jan Morris & Simon Winchester
Lonely Planet, May 2015
ISBN: 9781741795219
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.99 Our price: $11.99
Road Fever ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tim Cahill
Road Fever
Tim Cahill
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, November 2011
ISBN: 9780394758374
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99
Hold the Enlightenment ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tim Cahill
Hold the Enlightenment
Tim Cahill
Random House Publishing Group, September 2011
ISBN: 9780375713293
Format: ePub
Our price: $12.99