The Trail Home

Author: Alfred Wohlpart
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581125672
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The Trail Home from the Author: Alfred Wohlpart. The Trail Home describes my 2,650 mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail and the internal transformation that occurred along the way. Starting in southern California and heading northward, I spent six months journeying through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America, from the arid deserts of the southwest to the High Sierras and the Cascade Mountains. Ultimately, I would arrive at the Canadian border in mid October, but I was no longer the same person as when I began. The Trail Home describes the intertwined, dual journey that I would undertake the external journey exploring the physical landscape and the internal journey exploring the landscape of my soul. I came to the realization as I hiked along the Pacific Crest Trail that we live fragmented and disjointed lives. We have been promised happiness and fulfillment from a culture mired in materialism, competition, and shallowness. As a result of following the pathway to success laid out before me, my life had become fragmented without any real meaning: my spirituality had stagnated; my intellectual curiosity had deteriorated; my imagination had atrophied. As I walked northward along the trail, the sheer steadfastness of the land its permanence, patience, and endurance seeped into my soul. The rhythm of the landscape slowed my pace and calmed my spirit, allowing a new, more spiritual life to unfold within me, often leaving me in tears. By the end of the hike, I had recaptured the lost harmony that feeds the mind, body, and soul and I became whole again.

How To Train A Police Bloodhound And Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog 2nd Edition

Author: Kevin Kocher
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617811475
Size: 53.34 MB
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How To Train A Police Bloodhound And Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog 2nd Edition from the Author: Kevin Kocher. This work is an in depth study of the Kocher Method of mantrailing training using intensity level exercises to build a solid foundation for your canine partner. Using positive rewards and encouragement, it is geared for creating a more reliable, focused and driven canine partner to follow a specific human scent and quickly establishing the direction of travel. A must read for all law enforcement canine handlers, it is also of great interest to anyone involved with search and rescue or tracking.

Old Indian Trails Of The Canadian Rockies

Author: Mary Schaffer
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1926855280
Size: 14.39 MB
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Old Indian Trails Of The Canadian Rockies from the Author: Mary Schaffer. "We seemed to have reached that horizon, and the limit of all endurance, to sit with folded hands and listen calmly to the stories of the hills we so longed to see, the hills which had lured and beckoned us for years before this long list of men had ever set foot in the country." Mary T.S. Schaffer The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies, one of the best selling books ever published on the mountains of western Canada. In celebration of this remarkable work of mountain literature, RMB is thrilled to issue a Limited Edition hardcover of Schaffer's classic. Complete with Janice Sanford Beck's Foreword and a new selection of archival colour and black and white photos, Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies will most certainly continue to enthral generations of readers, explorers and tourists for another one hundred years.

At The End Of The Santa Fe Trail

Author: Sister Blandina Segale
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Size: 62.71 MB
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At The End Of The Santa Fe Trail from the Author: Sister Blandina Segale. Sister Blandina Segale, (1850 - 1941) was an Italian religious sister and missionary who served in the southwest United States. She met, among others, Billy the Kid and Apache and Comanche leaders.

Fork In The Trail

Author: Laurie Ann March
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975535
Size: 35.96 MB
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Fork In The Trail from the Author: Laurie Ann March. Inspired by foods from all over the world and the guiding principle of "if you wouldn't eat it at home, why eat it in the backcountry," Laurie Ann March has created over 200 lightweight, taste-tested recipes to turn an ordinary backcountry outing into a gourmet adventure. In addition to the recipes, March covers menu planning, recipe creation, and meal planning for families and larger groups. Color photograph insert.

The Oregon Trail

Author: David Dary
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307429113
Size: 48.69 MB
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The Oregon Trail from the Author: David Dary. A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping story of those who came to explore, to exploit, and, finally, to settle there. Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, David Dary takes us inside the experience of the continuing waves of people who traveled the Oregon Trail or took its cutoffs to Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and California. He introduces us to the fur traders who set up the first “forts” as centers to ply their trade; the missionaries bent on converting the Indians to Christianity; the mountain men and voyageurs who settled down at last in the fertile Willamette Valley; the farmers and their families propelled west by economic bad times in the East; and, of course, the gold-seekers, Pony Express riders, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs who all added their unique presence to the land they traversed. We meet well-known figures–John Jacob Astor, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, John Frémont, the Donners, and Red Cloud, among others–as well as dozens of little-known men, women, and children who jotted down what they were seeing and feeling in journals, letters, or perhaps even on a rock or a gravestone. Throughout, Dary keeps us informed of developments in the East and their influence on events in the West, among them the building of the transcontinental railroad and the efforts of the far western settlements to become U.S. territories and eventually states. Above all, The Oregon Trail offers a panoramic look at the romance, colorful stories, hardships, and joys of the pioneers who made up this tremendous and historic migration. From the Hardcover edition.

A Guide To New Jersey S Revolutionary War Trail For Families And History Buffs

Author: Mark Di Ionno
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813527703
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A Guide To New Jersey S Revolutionary War Trail For Families And History Buffs from the Author: Mark Di Ionno. Hit the road with journalist Mark DiIonno as he takes you on a tour of New Jersey's extraordinary Revolutionary War history. Listing more than 350 historic sites throughout the state, DiIonno has compiled the most complete guide ever to the Revolutionary War in the Garden State. New Jersey's role in the Revolutionary War is widely overlooked. Every school kid learns about the Boston Tea Party but not the Greenwich tea burning; and about the miserable winter at Valley Forge but not Jockey Hollow. Schools fund class trips to Philadelphia's Independence Hall but not Princeton's Nassau Hall. To find history in New Jersey, all you need is DiIonno's book as your guide. His easy-to-read volume helps readers explore the cities and the countryside from Bergen to Cape May County to find out exactly what happened there during the Revolutionary War. While previously published books center on the highlights -- Fort Lee and Washington's retreat across the state, victories at Trenton and Princeton, the brutal winter encampment at Jockey Hollow and the Battle of Monmouth -- DiIonno fills in the blanks. Battlefields, churches, homes of the famous and infamous, cemeteries, parks, taverns, liberty poles, bridges, creeks, hills, museums, encampment sites, lighthouses, historical societies, walking trails, monuments, plaques--if it played a part in or commemorates the Revolutionary War in New Jersey, DiIonno tells you what happened there, the personalities involved, and how to see it for yourself. The sites are conveniently cataloged by county, with a helpful summary of the area's war history beginning each chapter. Each entry lists the town and directions to each site, and where appropriate, a complete address, telephone numbers, and hours of operation. Both public and private sites are described, and DiIonno advises readers of which private sites tours can be arranged.