Wild Life on the Rockies

Wild Life on the RockiesI didn t expect to love this book as much as I did but now I want to read all his books Great for any nature lover and conservationist Written in 1909. While this wasn t exactly a page turner, Enos Mills is such an amazing naturalist in American history Reading his collection of adventures was inspiring. I ve read several of his books, this was my favorite. A nice compilation of his best reflections Many of these tales I had read in other books of his Delightful The book beginsWhere are you going was the question asked me one snowy winter day After hearing that I was off on a camping trip, to be gone several days, and that the place where I intended to camp was in deep snow on the upper slopes of the Rockies, the questioners laughed heartily.The first story in the book is The Snow Observer The two stories that I use to introduce the kids to Mills are The Story of A 1000 Year Pine and Midget, the Return Horse Pickering s Introduction is informative, putting the reader in the right frame of mind before reading Mills own text. I loved reading this book One day I think it would be funny to take an Outside magazine article and rewrite it in the style of Enos Mills To him, nothing was a big deal In one story, he ll talk about everything from below zero weather, a bear encounter, getting stuck in an avalanche, falling into a freezing cold stream in the dead of night, and all in the most ho hum voice, as if he is an Englishman taking a midday stroll through a pretty garden His recounting of an encounter with wolves, in terms of tone, sounds a lot like And the wind near blew off my hat He traveled back and forth across the top of the continental divide as a snow observer and was one of the first to climb Long s Peak I think and he did it all with nothing but a bag of raisins and what I have to guess were some pretty antiquated snowshoes He never ate He never carried any firearms which he writes about Oh, and he often went with his dog Scotch The essays Story of a 1,000 Year Old Pine and Faithful Scotch brought me to tears He had a profound respect for life in all its forms and the struggle of every living thing to survive A great naturalist, he understood the interconnectedness of every species, large and small I will definitely have to go check out his cabin now a museum in Rocky Mountain National Park before I leave Estes. What a charming little book I searched for this book as a bit of inspiration for my trip to Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, on its 100th anniversary Enos Mills is seen my many as the father of the park This is a sweet little book The author shares the true beauty of the park and mountains, through short stories and personal experiences among the Rockies I will definitely check out some of his other books as I prepare for my journey to the park this summer. At some point Mills fell out of literary favor, and it s a mystery why The quality of his writing is high enough that he ought to be right up there with naturalists like John Muir, Edward Abbey, and John Burroughs I think this collection is a little uneven, but the best parts are simply outstanding. An absolute delight from a true lover of creation Beautiful and fun stories This Work Has Been Selected By Scholars As Being Culturally Important, And Is Part Of The Knowledge Base Of Civilization As We Know It This Work Was Reproduced From The Original Artifact, And Remains As True To The Original Work As Possible Therefore, You Will See The Original Copyright References, Library Stamps As Most Of These Works Have Been Housed In Our Most Important Libraries Around The World , And Other Notations In The Work This Work Is In The Public Domain In The United States Of America, And Possibly Other Nations Within The United States, You May Freely Copy And Distribute This Work, As No Entity Individual Or Corporate Has A Copyright On The Body Of The WorkAs A Reproduction Of A Historical Artifact, This Work May Contain Missing Or Blurred Pages, Poor Pictures, Errant Marks, Etc Scholars Believe, And We Concur, That This Work Is Important Enough To Be Preserved, Reproduced, And Made Generally Available To The Public We Appreciate Your Support Of The Preservation Process, And Thank You For Being An Important Part Of Keeping This Knowledge Alive And Relevant

Enos Abijah Mills was born in Kansas but moved to Colorado early in his life during a bout with digestive illness At age 15, he made his first ascent of the 14,255 foot Longs Peak Over the course of his life, he made the trip 40 times by himself and nearly 300 additional times as a guide.In 1887, after returning to health, he moved to Butte, Montana There he lived and worked intermittently unti

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  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Wild Life on the Rockies
  • Enos A. Mills
  • English
  • 05 October 2017
  • 9780803281523

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