Grizzlies On My Mind

Grizzlies On My Mind

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What is it about Yellowstone National Park that draws millions of visitors from all over the world? If you've visited Yellowstone, you should already know the answer. If you've never visiteda€”or you have, but still don't know the answera€”Michael Leach explains it to you in his book of essays, qGrizzlies on My Mind.q Leach is a Yellowstone insider with unmatched passion for this nation's first national park. At the age of twenty-two, Leach's dream of becoming a Yellowstone ranger came true. It wasn't long before he'd earned the nickname qRevq for his powerful Yellowstone qsermons.q In qGrizzlies on My Mind, q Leach shares his love for Yellowstonea€”its landscapes and wildlife, especially its iconic bison and grizzliesa€”as he tells tales that will delight anyone interested in the national park system, wildlife and wild landscapes, rivers and adventure. Heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of human lives lost, efforts to save a black bear cub, a famous wolf who helped Leach through some dark personal days, the unique and oftentimes humorous Yellowstone qculture, q backpacking trips that nearly ended in disaster, and Leach's spiritual journey with his Assiniboine-Gros Ventre qbrotherq fill the pagesa€”and the reader's heart. If you've never been charged by an elk, traveled solo at dawn across Yellowstone's frigid interior (working your way slowly through a herd of peaceful bison in the process), or lain awake in a backcountry tent, listening for the spine-tingling breaths of a curious grizzlya€”but you crave such experiences, qGrizzlies on My Mindq is the book for you.Essays of Adventure, Love, and Heartache from Yellowstone Country Michael W. Leach. similar results. Take my drive home from a recent guide trip on the enigmatic Firehole Rivera€” easily the most unique trout stream on our planet. ... Just north of Roaring Mountain, as I rounded a bend in the road, a goliath of an animal caught my eye. ... bison a€œthe elephant of North Americaa€; at nearly two thousand pounds, a bull bison constitutes the largest landdwelling mammal on the continent.

Title:Grizzlies On My Mind
Author:Michael W. Leach
Publisher:Graphic Arts Books - 2014-05-01


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