Indian Creek Chronicles

Indian Creek Chronicles

A Winter in the Bitterroot Wilderness

Book - 2003
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Recounts seven winter months in the service of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, living alone in a tent through the winer in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area, guarding salmon eggs and coming face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, inhuman isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existance in modern American, a reliance upon nature -- and sometimes luck -- for his next meal, and of maturing from a footloose twenty-year old, to a man, in seven short months.
Publisher: New York : Lyons & Burford : Picador, 2003, c1993
ISBN: 9781558212053
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 25, 2016

I've read thousands of books in my lifetime and this one is still the title that comes instantly to mind whenever someone asks me to name my favorite book. My husband loves it too. It's a simple story about how a young inexperienced man volunteered to winter over at Yellowstone taking care of a fish weir and trying not to die in the process. It's funny and warm and a lovely read.

KCLSLibrarians Mar 08, 2014

Fromm’s memoir is about seven solitary winter months spent in the remote Selway-Bitterroot wilderness working for the Forest Service, where he guards a salmon nursery. He has a surplus of free time on his hands, but very little wilderness experience. Mostly he walks the land and observes. He learns a lot about survival, but even more about solitude. Fromm’s writing evokes the beautiful wild scenery as it changes through the seasons and his equally interesting and evolving inner landscape.

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