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Evan

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Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90 and Men, Mules and Mountains: Lieutenant O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions by Robert L. Wood. Classic accounts of the first systematic explorations of the Olympic Mountains by Europeans.

For fiction, Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans. It's about a geological expedition to northern Norway that doesn't go according to plan.
 

Laura V.

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I second anything by Edward Abbey, but especially Desert Solitaire, Beyond the Wall, and Down the River.

Others on my list:
River of Doubt, Candice Millard
The Last Season, Eric Blehm
One Man’s Wilderness, Richard Proenneke
The Secret Knowledge of Water, Craig Child’s
Finders Keepers, Craig Childs
Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Places in Between, Rory Stewart
All the Wild that Remains, David Gessner
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, Wallace Stegner
Travels with Charlie in Search of America, John Steinbeck
The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Nat Love

Enjoy!
 

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Here's one to add to my list. Grizzly Country by Andy Russell. He was a hunter turned wildlife photographer, and reading all of his experiences with grizzly bears was incredible. I picked it up on a whim at a used book store in Missoula, and it may be my favorite nature/outdoors book now.
 

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Can I put in a good word for my new mystery novel? It's getting good reviews...both in the press and on Amazon. And it is set in the Sierra Nevada, with a local wilderness ranger as the hero...

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Here's a link to the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963
 

wsp_scott

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Another book, I gave this to my wife as a christmas present and she loved it. It is on my to read stack

American Wolf - Blakeslee
 

Joyce & Tom

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I would like to recommend the works of David Roberts who passed away last Friday, August 20th.
Behind the Bears Ears
In Search of the Old Ones
Sandstone Spine
The Lost World of the Old Ones
Escalante's Dream
Limits of the Unknown
Finding Everett Ruess
The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah
 

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I would like to recommend the works of David Roberts who passed away last Friday, August 20th.
Behind the Bears Ears
In Search of the Old Ones
Sandstone Spine
The Lost World of the Old Ones
Escalante's Dream
Limits of the Unknown
Finding Everett Ruess
The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah

I was so bummed to hear he'd passed away! He was a wonderful writer.
 

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I really enjoyed "Lost City: The discovery of Machu Pichu". If you are interested in this place, and how it came to be, this is an amazing book. The author avoids the tourist trekking routes, hiring local guides, and pieces together some pieces to the puzzle.
 

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Required reading: Todd Burritt's "Outside Ourselves: Landscape and Meaning in Greater Yellowstone". It isn't a book about Greater Yellowstone so much as it is a book about wildness and recreation. For those interested in some deeper thinking about wildplaces and our human interactions with them.

 
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