Trail To The Interior

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898508
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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
Size: 56.87 MB
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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.

R M Patterson

Author: David Finch
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780921102755
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R M Patterson from the Author: David Finch. "I think that will be a great adventure" said R.M. Patterson's mentor at the Bank of England when informed of the young man's decision to leave for Canada in 1924. He could not have known all the adventures that awaited Patterson in the Canadian wilds. This biography goes with Patterson to the Peace River country of northern Alberta where he homesteaded and on to the Northwest Territories, where he lived out his dream-questing after the fabled Nahanni gold on the River of Death. There, his escapades earned him the title "Hard to Kill" and provided the basis for Patterson's bestseller The Dangerous River. Patterson then married sweetheart Marigold Portman in 1929 and took up cattle and dude ranching on the Buffalo Head Ranch in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Not content to just settle down and raise a family, he also used the ranch as a base for his adventures and spent the next 16 years exploring the high country of the Continental Divide with such colourful characters as George Pocaterra and Adolf Baumgart. In the late 1940s the Patterson family moved to Vancouver Island, where RMP continued his exploration of remote northern rivers in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. And he returned to his beloved Nahanni three more times. By the time of his death in 1984, Patterson had become a Canadian legend, both for his exploits and for his five published books and numerous articles. His vivid portrayal of the Canadian wilderness has never been bettered. Through Patterson's diaries and letters and through personal communication with Patterson's family and friends, David Finch has created a fascinating portrait of a man who lived life to the fullest.

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.

Finlay S River

Author: R. M. Patterson
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898386
Size: 57.45 MB
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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.

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.

Another Fork In The Trail

Author: Laurie Ann March
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976441
Size: 18.43 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.

A Killer In King S Cove

Author: Iona Wishaw
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511988
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A Killer In King S Cove from the Author: Iona Wishaw. It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled in King's Cove, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the idyllic interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest. But then a body is discovered, the victim of murder, and although she works alongside the town’s inspectors Darling and Ames to discover who might possibly have motivation to kill, she casts doubt on herself. As the investigation reveals facts that she has desperately tried to keep a secret, it threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than the ones she has already endured. A clever postwar mystery that will appeal to fan of historical mysteries with women sleuths like the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd.

River Reflections

Author: Verne Huser
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826339195
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River Reflections from the Author: Verne Huser. Three-hundred-and-fifty years of river literature come together in this memorable collection.

A Perfect Eden

Author: Michael Layland
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511773
Size: 43.65 MB
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A Perfect Eden from the Author: Michael Layland. In 1842, when famed world explorer James Douglas first encountered the rugged natural paradise that would become Vancouver Island, he described it as "A perfect Eden." He was just one among many European explorers to experience the intense beauty of the Pacific Northwest, most of whom have left fascinating accounts of their encounters with the terrain and the peoples they found, their exploration and settlement of the land there. Interspersed with maps, illustrations, paintings, and photographs, these first-hand accounts create a captivating tale of discovery and exploration. Starting from before the first known European arrivals, the stories feature Spanish and British naval officers, traders seeking sea otter pelts, colonial surveyors, "Indian” chiefs, soldiers, settlers and adventurers, and end in 1858, when Douglas, by then Sir James, retired as governor of the two colonies -- Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The companion book to Michael Layland’s prizewinning The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, which traces the cartographic history of this remarkable region, A Perfect Eden paints a vivid picture of what the explorers saw, the people they met, the hazards they faced, and some mysteries, as yet unsolved.