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by Orville E. Jr. Bach

Orville Bach writes about Yellowstone with a deep understanding and love born of working as a seasonal park ranger, and living in the park with his wife, Margaret, for over 30 years. Orville provides fascinating insights into Yellowstone's geologic wonders, its complex issues, and working and living with his family in the park. Bach takes the reader along on exciting backpacking, ski-touring and paddling adventures in Yellowstone National Park's wild and vast backcountry. A map of the park and 18 pen and ink drawings b Margaret Bach accompany the text.
Download Tracking the Spirit of Yellowstone : Recollections of 31 Years as a Seasonal Ranger epub
ISBN: 0976747308
ISBN13: 978-0976747307
Category: No category
Author: Orville E. Jr. Bach
Language: English
Publisher: Blue Willow Press; First Edition edition (2005)
Pages: 270 pages
ePUB size: 1973 kb
FB2 size: 1629 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 439
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Anyone who enjoys Yellowstone beyond the hoards of tourists will likely enjoy this book. Each chapter is a stand alone story of the author's adventures hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, and more during his years as a park ranger. He also includes a section on geologic wonders (of which Yellowstone has many) and concludes with a section that covers some of the issues and concerns as well as successes in the park. Bach often traveled off the beaten paths in Yellowstone, so, again, anyone who enjoys Yellowstone will likely find this book as gripping as I did. It is a very well written, very interesting book.
If you love Yellowstone, you will love this book! As a Seasonal Ranger, Mr. Bach shares with the reader his incredible experiences, education, adventure, close calls, hardships, achievements, friendships, humor and thought provoking perspectives necessary to preserve Yellowstone from the increasing pressures the land, resources and wildlife face. If you have only just stepped off at a trailhead and peered into the forest, or extensively traveled the backcountry, you will identify with the various trails, points of interest, geographic areas and wildlife encounters. When the book cover is closed, I only wish another captivating 252 pages followed!
Having just returned from a 3-week trip to Yellowstone and surrounding back-country, I ordered Mr. Bach's book to continue my trip of a lifetime. Combined with my own love of the Rocky's and vivid memories, reading "Tracking the Spirit of Yellowstone" is extending my vacation. I tried not to read it all at once so I can make it last longer! Bach's easy style of writing takes the reader along on his amazing adventures. For those of you who have not been beyond the 'driving tour' of Yellowstone, some of these may seem far-fetched. Having been there, every trip into the backcountry presents a new and unforgettable adventure! Mr. Bach, you are living my dream, and I thank you for sharing it in such an enjoyable collection of stories! Won't you write more?
Mr. Bach has done a wonderful job in writing his stories from his time working with the NPS. The stories are highly entertaining and full of wisdom as well.
If you love Yellowstone National Park, or if you love spending time in any great wilderness area, this latest book by Orville Bach is for you. In this work, Bach recounts "around-the-campfire-type-stories" of his over 30 years of adventures and sometimes misadventures as a ranger and adventurer in Yellowstone, Glacier, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. Bach's love of Yellowstone clearly shines through. If you have visited Yellowstone, Bach's rich descriptions and details will take you back. In addition to the stories, you will learn more about the duties of park rangers, and how important and difficult it is to preserve and protect Yellowstone for future generations. You'll laugh, you'll dream, you may be moved to tears, but you will be glad you read Tracking the Spirit of Yellowstone.
Great book! Anyone interested in Yellowstone will enjoy reading this book. The book covers a lot of ground from big backcountry adventures and misadventures to the everyday front country life of a Yellowstone Park Ranger. Butch is probably one of the best all around Rangers the park has ever seen. Front country or backcountry he knows the park like the back of his hand. It is truly a treasure to read some of his stories and get his take on some of the park's policies. This book makes you wish more of his predecessors would have written similar types of books. One forewarning, after reading this book be prepared because you will probably spontaneously clear you calendar and start planning your next Yellowsonte adventure.
Orville Bach has done an excellent job describing the beauty and wonders of Yellowstone; an up-close an personal view based upon over 30 years of back-coutry hiking, canoeing, and all kinds of "natural" adventures. This book was my constant companion during a recent 5-day bought with the flu - I couldn't put it down - wanting to see what adventures and sites were part of the next chapter! Mr. Bach takes the reader on an intimate journey of the Yellowstone backcountry; animal encounters, wacky weather, adventures with friends. The book was very readable and describes a wide variety of natural experiences. I highly recommend this book - I can't wait to go see Yellowstone for myself! I hope Mr. Bach considers a second book in the series.
This book is a collection of short essays about the author's experiences in wilderness areas, mostly Yellowstone National Park. The exciting, exhilarating, hilarious, and frequently frightening stories will leave you wanting more as you move from chapter to chapter and you will end up wondering if the author has nine lives! It's too bad the early Yellowstone explorers aren't around to swap stories with Bach; I think he would have fit right in. After reading this book, I dusted off my copy of his guidebook, "Exploring the Yellowstone Backcountry" and started planning some trips of my own!