Breaking Into the Backcountry
Well aware of what could go wrong living two hours from town with no electricity and no neighbors, Edwards was surprised by what could go right. In prose that is by turns lyrical, introspective, and funny, Breaking into the Backcountry is the story of what he discovered: that alone, in a wild place, each day is a challenge and a gift. Whether chronicling the pleasures of a day-long fishing trip, his first encounter with a black bear, a lightning storm and the threat of fire, the beauty of a steelhead, the attacks of 9/11, or a silence so profound that a black-tailed deer chewing grass outside his window could wake him from sleep, Edwards's careful evocation of the river canyon and its effect on him testifies to the enduring power of wilderness to transform a life.
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1 Getting There
2 The Big Quiet
3 Breaking into the Backcountry
4 Vocation to Solitude
5 Spring Visitors
6 Own ership
7 The Other Side of the Mountain
8 Heat of the Summer
9 Big Aarons Visit
12 Autumn on the Rogue
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