Trail To The Interior

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971442
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Trail To The Interior from the Author: R. M. Patterson. Reliving the adventures of past explorers. Trail to the Interior is R. M. Patterson's rich account of exploration and personal adventure in the Cassiar district of British Columbia. The trail is the historic track from Wrangell, Alaska, along the Stikine and Dease rivers and across the height of the land into the valleys of the Liard and the Mackenzie. Explorers and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Russian American Company had ventured this river route, and Raymond Patterson followed in their footsteps.

The Dangerous River

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898867
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The Dangerous River from the Author: R. M. Patterson. R M Patterson's best-selling book "The Dangerous River" is back in print in its unabridged version and ready to take readers down the treacherous and challenging waters of the Nahanni River once again. Written with Patterson's characteristic sharp wit and observation, the book chronicles the year he spent battling the temperatures and wild waters as he canoed down the Nahanni in 1927. Patterson originally travelled to Canada's Northwest Territories with hopes of finding gold in the river and clues to the mysterious murder of a prospector. Instead, he fell in love with the landscape and through his meticulously recorded journals and hauntingly beautiful photographs he introduced the world to the Nahanni River, now known as a prime destination for adventure seekers. Included in this newest printing are Patterson's own black-and-white photographs, including the first photos to be taken of the falls of the Nahanni.

The Buffalo Head

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898164
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The Buffalo Head from the Author: R. M. Patterson. The wildest, loveliest and least-traveled region of Alberta was Raymond Patterson's home territory in the 1930s and '40s; the Buffalo Head ranch swept to the very frontier of the majestic Rocky Mountains. This land of untouched glory comes alive in vivid descriptions of ranching, exploring, and camping: the jostling excitement of cattle drives; the distant sparkle of a nameless alpine lake; brook trout sizzling over an open fire. The wilderness is different now, changed by development, tourism, and forest fires, but the magic of Patterson's time and place lives on in these entertaining pages.

Those Earlier Hills

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 189489880X
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Those Earlier Hills from the Author: R. M. Patterson. Few men have been as set on isolated adventures and as passionate about the wild landscape of Canada as R.M. Patterson. He spent over 30 years in exploration, from northern rivers such as the Nahanni and the Liard, to the foothills of the Rockies, and he recorded his discoveries in vivid words and breathtaking photographs along the way. His memorable articles are presented as a collection by TouchWood Editions. Also available in hardcover.

Finlay S River

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971159
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Finlay S River from the Author: R. M. Patterson. Adventures on wild waters In Finlay's River, R. M. Patterson, whose style was described by noted author Bruce Hutchison as a a mixture between Thoreau and Jack London, tells the story of his 1949 trip up this wild river in remote northern British Columbia. Patterson uses his own journey as a framework to recount the adventures of explorers who went there before. All had struggled up the Finlay for different reasons, and all left spirited accounts of that challenging, doomed river, which Patterson brings to vivid life again. Much of the Finlay, a river of whitewater rapids that flowed through a magnificent country of dense forests and high mountains, disappeared forever under the waters of Williston Lake with the completion of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in 1968. In this engaging book, Patterson preserves the memory of this wilderness and the long-gone adventurers who first told the world about its existence.

Another Fork In The Trail

Author: Laurie Ann March
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976441
Size: 57.87 MB
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Another Fork In The Trail from the Author: Laurie Ann March. Packed with lightweight, mouthwatering recipes for backcountry adventurers, Another Fork in the Trail is focused on delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for those following vegetarian and vegan diets. It includes more than 120 recipes, all of which survived Laurie Ann March's rigorous testing, both at home and in the backcountry. Many of the recipes are gluten-free as well and thus suitable for the growing number of those suffering from celiac disease. From flavorful lunches, such as roasted tomato dip, to hearty dinners such as vegetable ratatouille, many of the recipes are prepared and dried at home, saving valuable time at camp. With recipes for desserts and baked goods in addition to the staples, the book covers menu planning and recipe creation and discusses other important considerations for the vegetarian and vegan outdoor adventurers.

Fork In The Trail

Author: Laurie Ann March
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975535
Size: 63.73 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.

R M Patterson

Author: David Finch
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971299
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R M Patterson from the Author: David Finch. David Finch’s highly regarded biography of R.M. Patterson is now available in paperback. The escapades of this great Canadian are brought to life in a story that combines the lure of gold, the thrill of wilderness exploration and comic tales about life on a southern Alberta ranch. With access to Patterson’s diaries, letters and photographs, as well as numerous interviews with Patterson and members of his family, Finch recounts the adventurous life of this well-loved outdoorsman, writer and rancher and sheds light on some of what Patterson left unsaid. PRAISE FOR R.M. PATTERSON: A LIFE OF GREAT ADVENTURE “A worthwhile addition to the literature of the Canadian North, a good read for anyone who wants to know more about the man who helped turn the Nahanni into the legendary river that it is.”— Edmonton Journal “Finch presents us with the unlikely portrait of the Oxford University graduate who, on a lark, came to Canada in 1924 and decided to stay.”—Calgary Herald “Calgary historian David Finch has produced a richly detailed portrait of the gentleman adventurer behind the byline.”—The Beaver

Far Pastures

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971140
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Far Pastures from the Author: R. M. Patterson. The stories in Far Pastures take readers to R.M. Patterson’s homestead in the Peace River country of northern Alberta. To all-night dances that ended as the northern lights faded in the dawn. To escapades on the Fort Nelson, Liard and South Nahanni rivers. And to a ranch in southern Alberta where he raised cattle during the lean years of the 1930s and entertained dudes on mountaintops. In later years, Patterson helped build a wartime road through the Canadian Northwest to Alaska. And then there’s the story of the bear that liked to canoe!

The Haunting Of Vancouver Island

Author: Shanon Sinn
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 9781771512435
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The Haunting Of Vancouver Island from the Author: Shanon Sinn. A compelling investigation into supernatural events and local lore on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island is known worldwide for its arresting natural beauty, but those who live here know that it is also imbued with a palpable supernatural energy. Researcher Shanon Sinn found his curiosity piqued by stories of mysterious sightings on the island--ghosts, sasquatches, sea serpents--but he was disappointed in the sensational and sometimes disrespectful way they were being retold or revised. Acting on his desire to transform these stories from unsubstantiated gossip to thoroughly researched accounts, Sinn uncovered fascinating details, identified historical inconsistencies, and now retells these encounters as accurately as possible. Investigating 25 spellbinding tales that wind their way from the south end of the island to the north, Sinn explored hauntings in cities, in the forest, and on isolated logging roads. In addition to visiting castles, inns, and cemeteries, he followed the trail of spirits glimpsed on mountaintops, beaches, and water, and visited Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island and the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino to personally scrutinize reports of hauntings. Featuring First Nations stories from each of the three Indigenous groups who call Vancouver Island home--the Coast Salish, the Nuu-chah-nulth, and the Kwakwaka'wakw--the book includes an interview with Hereditary Chief James Swan of Ahousaht.