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Author Scheese, Don.

Title Mountains of memory : a fire lookout's life in the river of no return wilderness / Don Scheese ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa State, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series American land and life series
American land and life series.
Contents 1. Settling in -- 2. Working a lookout -- 3. Visitors -- 4. Independence Day -- 5. Eyes in the sky : brief history of fire lookouts -- 6. Some former inhabitants -- 7. Running the river -- 8. Midsummer musings and field notes -- 9. Fire on the mountain, lightning in the air -- 10. Society -- 11. Friends -- 12. Pleasing prospects -- 13. Getting to the source of things -- 14. The Bighorn Crags -- 15. The Eagle Bar Fire -- 16. Hunting, the fundamental diversion -- 17. The habit of walking -- 18. The fires of fall -- 19. Worship -- 20. Last visitors -- 21. Disappearances -- 22. The state of nature
Summary In Mountains of Memory, seasoned wilderness dweller Don Scheese charts a long season of watching for and fighting fires in Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness & 151the largest federal wilderness area in the mainland United States. An inspiring tale of self-discovery, Mountains of Memory paints a complex portrait of the natural, institutional, and historical forces that have shaped the great forested landscapes of the American West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220)
Notes Print version record
Subject Scheese, Don.
Fire lookouts -- Idaho -- Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness -- Biography.
Natural history -- Idaho -- Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho)
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587294079 (electronic bk.)
9781587294075 (electronic bk.)