Search results for: along-the-ramparts-of-the-tetons

Along the Ramparts of the Tetons

Author : Robert B. Betts
File Size : 79.83 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 630
Read : 647
Download »
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out. From the creation of the Tetons, to the first humans, to the Native American tribes to the journey of John Colber, who back in 1807 is said to have been the first white man to have found his way through the wildnerness and into Jackson Hole. A remarkable cast of characters including mountain men, trappers, former slaves, a Mormon boy, an inter-racial marriage, and others fill these pages of pioneers.

Along the Ramparts of the Tetons

Author : Robert B. Betts
File Size : 27.43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 373
Read : 753
Download »
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out. From the creation of the Tetons, to the first humans, to the Native American tribes to the journey of John Colber, who back in 1807 is said to have been the first white man to have found his way through the wildnerness and into Jackson Hole. A remarkable cast of characters including mountain men, trappers, former slaves, a Mormon boy, an inter-racial marriage, and others fill these pages of pioneers.

Altitude Adjustment

Author : Mary Beth Baptiste
File Size : 73.19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 497
Read : 440
Download »
Aware that her youth is slipping by, Mary Beth Baptiste decides to escape her lackluster, suburban life in coastal Massachusetts to pursue her lifelong dream of being a Rocky Mountain woodswoman. To the horror of her traditional, ethnic family, she divorces her husband of fifteen years, dusts off her wildlife biology degree, and flees to Moose, Wyoming for a job at Grand Teton National Park. In these rugged mountains, unexpected lessons from nature and wildlife guide her journey as she creates a new life for herself. Set against the dramatic backdrop and quirky culture of Jackson Hole, this beautifully written memoir is a thoughtful, often humorous account of a woman’s bumbling quest for purpose, redemption, and love through wilderness adventure, solitude, and offbeat human connections.

Crimes against Nature

Author : Karl Jacoby
File Size : 81.82 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 553
Read : 157
Download »
Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Countryside in the Age of the Modern State

Author : Catherine McNicol Stock
File Size : 68.26 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 590
Read : 725
Download »
"However urban the nation has become," Catherine McNicol Stock and Robert D. Johnston write, "twenty percent of its citizens still live outside major metropolitan areas. Moreover, rural economic activity—agricultural, extractive, recreational, and industrial—has an enormous impact on the nation's overall economic well-being. The stories of contemporary rural people still have the power to move us.... They reflect the values, dreams, and ideals at the core of the economically, racially, and ethnically diverse American experience." The Countryside in the Age of the Modern State moves rural history into explorations of modern politics: diverse rural peoples and their complex relationships to the American state in the twentieth century. The volume's contributors examine African American progressive farm organizers; the experiences of Caribbean and Mexican farm laborers; agrarian intellectuals in the New Deal; the politics of land and landscape in the Rocky Mountain west; and the origins of today's rural political movements.

Teewinot

Author : Jack Turner
File Size : 82.86 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 570
Read : 587
Download »
Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth. He continues to climb the Tetons as a guide for Exum Mountain, Guides, the oldest and most prestigious guide service in America. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves. Like Thoreau and Muir, Turner has contemplated the essential nature of a landscape. Teewinot is a book about a mountain range, its austere temper, its seasons, its flora and fauna, a few of its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wildness. It is also about a small group of guides and rangers, nomads who inhabit the range each summer and know the mountains as intimately as they will ever be known. It is also a remarkable account of what it is like to live and work in a national park. Teewinot has something for everyone: spellbinding accounts of classic climbs, awe at the beauty of nature, and passion for some of the environmental issues facing America today. In this series of recollections, one of America's most beautiful national parks comes alive with beauty, mystery, and power. The beauty, mystery, and power of the Grand Tetons come alive in Jack Turner's memoir of a year on America's most beautiful mountain range.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Author : Gordon Morris Bakken
File Size : 37.94 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 503
Read : 1267
Download »
The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.

Handbook

Author :
File Size : 54.66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 841
Read : 1057
Download »

Continental Divide A History of American Mountaineering

Author : Maurice Isserman
File Size : 26.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 255
Read : 1071
Download »
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists. Climbing began in North America as a pursuit for lone eccentrics but grew to become a mass-participation sport. Beginning with Darby Field in 1642, the first person to climb a mountain in North America, Isserman describes the exploration and first ascents of the major American mountain ranges, from the Appalachians to Alaska. He also profiles the most important American mountaineers, including such figures as John C. Frémont, John Muir, Annie Peck, Bradford Washburn, Charlie Houston, and Bob Bates, relating their exploits both at home and abroad. Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural, and political roles mountains played in shaping the country. He describes how American mountaineers forged a "brotherhood of the rope," modeled on America’s unique democratic self-image that characterized climbing in the years leading up to and immediately following World War II. And he underscores the impact of the postwar "rucksack revolution," including the advances in technique and style made by pioneering "dirtbag" rock climbers. A magnificent, deeply researched history, Continental Divide tells a story of adventure and aspiration in the high peaks that makes a vivid case for the importance of mountains to American national identity.

In Search of Powder

Author : Jeremy Evans
File Size : 55.86 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 908
Read : 863
Download »
As a recent college graduate and fledging newspaper reporter in the Lake Tahoe area, Jeremy Evans became immersed in ski bum culture--a carefree lifestyle whose mantra was simply: "Ski as much as possible." His snowboarding suffered when he left for a job in the Portland area; and when, at twenty-six, he suffered a stroke, he reexamined his priorities, quit his job, moved back to Tahoe, and threw himself into snowboarding. But while he had been away, the culture had changed. This book is Evans's paean to the disappearing culture of the ski bum. A fascinating look at a world far removed from the larger culture, it is also a curious account of a passion for powder and what its disappearance means. Evans looks at several prominent ski towns in the West (including Crested Butte, Jackson Hole, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, Park City, and Mammoth) and the ski bums who either flourished or fled. He chronicles the American West transformed by rising real estate costs, an immigrant workforce, misguided values, and corporate-owned resorts. The story he tells is that of quintessentially American characters--rejecting materialism, taking risks, following their own path--and of the glories and pitfalls their lifestyle presents.

William Henry Jackson

Author :
File Size : 45.20 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 174
Read : 1021
Download »

Fodor s Yellowstone Grand Teton National Parks

Author : Fodor's
File Size : 64.4 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 760
Read : 957
Download »
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s e-book guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. To get your bearings in the parks, browse through a brief overview of each park and peruse full-color maps of the region. You’ll develop an immediate sense of each park’s awe-inspiring landscape as you flip through a photo album filled with vivid full-color photographs. Move on to read more about each park and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect from a Fodor’s guide: from the best dining and lodging in the area to must-see hikes and scenic drives, Fodor’s has it all. Discover two great northwestern Wyoming parks in one e-book. Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the world. Best known for its gushing geysers and flowing hot springs, this park is filled with hydrothermal activity. Grand Teton National Park is near Yellowstone but is its own impressive destination, with the regal Tetons rising up from Jackson Hole and trails for every skill level. Note: This e-book edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Annals of Wyoming

Author :
File Size : 52.22 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 988
Read : 576
Download »

Failure of Teton Dam

Author : Teton Dam Failure Review Group (U.S.)
File Size : 80.28 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 434
Read : 925
Download »

Big Gun On the Tetons

Author : Amanda Couverme
File Size : 75.11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 385
Read : 745
Download »
If you like your Romance novels Short, Swwweeet, and Petite, then this is for you. Parody, innuendo, more innuendo, prose only Bulwer/Lytton could love, and plaid cows. It doesn't get any worse ... or does it? Betty Tungsgood has to deliver a herd of Argyle Steers to Oregon. The only thing standing in her way is a bad woman in the Badlands and a penchant for swimming nude. But she has Jack at her side. And back. And front. Critical Reviews for "Big Gun on the Tetons". "... hilarious, LOL ... " - Katherine M. "... lusty fun ..." - Gretchen G. " ... you don't think I actually read that stuff do you?" - Patricia F.

The American West

Author :
File Size : 35.30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 497
Read : 296
Download »

An Exploration of the Tetons

Author :
File Size : 28.93 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 387
Read : 658
Download »
Featuring text from "The Ascent of Mount Hayden," 1873, by Nathaniel P. Langford. The moody landscape images of David William Peterson join the dramatic derring-do of Nathaniel Langford's 1873 "The Ascent of Mount Hayden" in this combination photographic portfolio/adventure story set in the Grand Tetons.

Oversight Teton Dam Disaster

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development
File Size : 84.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 941
Read : 572
Download »

Landslide Hazards Related to Land Use Planning in Teton National Forest Northwest Wyoming

Author : Robert G. Bailey
File Size : 78.23 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 869
Read : 558
Download »

US 26 89 189 191 South of Jackson Teton County

Author :
File Size : 68.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 783
Read : 745
Download »