Great Reads for The Great Outdoors
Summer is almost over. Time for last minute camp-outs, rafting, beach trips, hiking, whatever your nature fix may be!
Of course I’ve wrangled up some books perfect for the great outdoors.
Now find a warm spot to enjoy the breeze,
and pick a book to read in ease:
Why did Christopher McCandl ess trade a bright future; a college education, material comfort, uncommon ability and charm, for death by starvation in an abandoned bus in the woods of Alaska? This is the question that Jon Krakauer’s book tries to answer. While it doesn’t — cannot — answer the question with certainty, Into the Wilddoes shed considerable light along the way. Not only about McCandless’ “Alaskan odyssey,” but also the forces that drive people to drop out of society and test themselves in other ways
In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.
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