Stories From The Vanishing Wilderness
In this book I return to the uncluttered days of my youth—coming of age in the beautiful Wallowa Mountains... It's my story of learning to fish, to love the wilderness, to take care of the rivers and forests, and it's the story of an uncle who invested in my life and forever made a difference.
With this book, Craig takes us into deep green forests, beside fast silver waters where trout rise, on long hikes over hills flamed by autumn and along slopes of tall, sharp mountains. He takes us into his youth. Everything in the Pacific Northwest of another century comes to life––the people, the animals that make their way along wide or narrow trails, a thriving wilderness of woods and brush and alpine flower. Even the trucks, cabins, fishing gear and rutted roads of a long-gone era fill our imaginations as Craig’s rich and evocative writing takes hold. His thoughts, his contemplations and his regrets weave seamlessly in and out of a golden time when the sun shone bright, the rain fell true and the seasons rolled over the shoulders of a young man bursting into life like the leaves on a spring poplar. Think Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It, Ernest Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted River, Faulkner’s The Bear and Sigurd Olson’s The Singing Wilderness. Nature writing and the writing of the heart at its very best.
Murray Pura author of Majestic and Wild (Baker), The Zoya Septet (MillerWords), A Road Called Love (HarperCollins)