Of Men and Mountains: The Classic Memoir of Wilderness Adventure

Of Men and Mountains: The Classic Memoir of Wilderness Adventure

by William O. Douglas




When Bill Douglas was a child, he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking through the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Of Men and Mountains is a book of personal adventure and discovery - an account of the way Douglas and other men managed to find a richer life in the mountains, and how they found something else besides. Its pages are filled with the stories of the sheepherders, Native Americans, fishermen, and foresters who learned to survive in the wilderness, to enjoy it, and to learn the secret of the true serenity of spirit. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 352 pages)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780915112159
Publisher: Seattle Book Company
Publication date: 11/28/1981
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

I.The Cascades1
III.Infantile Paralysis30
IV.Sagebrush and Lava Rock36
VI.Indian Flat--25 Miles63
VII.Naches--40 Miles85
VIII.Deep Water100
IX.Fear Walks the Woods109
X.The Campfire124
XI.Indian Philosopher132
XIV.Fly vs. Bait168
XV.A Full Heart186
XVI.Goat Rocks199
XVII.Jack Nelson213
XVIII.Roy Schaeffer230
XX.Snow Hole274

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