Wilderness Days

9780816679089: Paperback
Release Date: 29th February 2012

Dimensions: 178 x 254

Number of Pages: 264

Series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage

University of Minnesota Press

Wilderness Days

In the evocative words of one of America's best-loved nature writers, Wilderness Days brings together the essence of the magnificent wilderness with which he so deeply identifies. Sigurd F. Olson collects from his writings those moments that most vividly depict the turn of the seasons in the great woodlands and waters of the legendary Quetico–Superior region overlapping the Ontario–Minnesota border.
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In the evocative words of one of America's best-loved nature writers, Wilderness Days brings together the essence of the magnificent wilderness with which he so deeply identifies. Sigurd F. Olson collects from his writings those moments that most vividly depict the turn of the seasons in the great woodlands and waters of the legendary Quetico–Superior region overlapping the Ontario–Minnesota border.

Contents

Author’s Note
Prologue: My Wilderness World

Spring
The Winds of March
No Place Between
The Loons of Lac la Croix
The Feel of Spring
The Storm
The Sound of Rain
Witching Hours
Silence
Young Ottertail

Summer
The Way of a Canoe
The Portage
Stream of the Past
White Horses
The Falls
Ghost Camps of the North
Painted Rocks
The Ross Light
Campfires

Autumn
Falling Leaf
Wild Rice
Pine Knots
Beaver Cutting
Smoky Gold
Caribou
Hunter’s Moon
Scrub Oak

Winter
Coming of the Snow
Northern Lights
Timber Wolves
The River
Dark House
The Spawning
Trapper’s Cabin
Wilderness Music

Epilogue
Map Section

Sigurd F. Olson (1899–1982) was one of the most influential environmentalists of the twentieth century. An award-winning conservation activist and best-selling author, he introduced a generation of Americans to the importance of wilderness.

"With a poet’s lyric voice, a guide’s authority, and a warrior’s commitment to his beloved canoe country wilderness, Sigurd Olson became the ‘Voice of the North’ to a generation of readers." —Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and Paddle Whispers

"Sigurd Olson distilled the joy and wonder of his life and preserved them in his books. This is the source of their enduring appeal. They contain the pure essence of all that is consoling in nature." —Paul Gruchow, author of Journal of a Prairie Year and The Necessity of Empty Places