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May 2002. My first trip to Ireland. Alone, I join a small group of strangers to hike the Beara peninsula, West Cork. I fall deeply in love with a land of impossible greens, of peaches-and-cream sunrises and salmon-flesh sunsets, of lashing rain and wind, always wind. ... more
Known as “The Slim Fox” in climbing circles, Allen Steck has earned the title “living legend.” Now 91 years old, there are few mountaineers like him left, and his beautifully produced memoir A Mountaineer’s Life is a both a clear record of his career in the sport, and a call to those inspired to follow in his footsteps. ... more
Shifting between politics, wolf pack drama, and Yellowstone magnificent and severe, American Wolf, A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee reads like a multi-generational novel. Blakeslee, writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, probes and chronicles years of trouble and strife among Yellowstone’s Lamar Creek Pack, as well as park politics – inevitably pressing the question of whether lupus lupus or homo sapiens plays the villain more.... more