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Lost in My Own Backyard - A Walk in Yellowstone National Park

Tim Cahill

"Let's get lost together . . . " Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his-and America's-favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Cahill has been "puttering around in the park" for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what he's doing? Hardly. "I live fifty miles from the park," says Cahill, "but proximity does not guarantee competence. I've spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard." Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, "I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you're alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you've just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza." Divided into three parts-"The Trails," which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; "In the Backcountry," which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and "A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf," an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the park-this is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best. From the Hardcover edition.

"Let's get lost together . . . " Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his-and America's-favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Cahill has been "puttering around in the park" for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what he's doing? Hardly. "I live fifty miles from the park," says Cahill, "but proximity does not guarantee competence. I've spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard." Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, "I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you're alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you've just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza." Divided into three parts-"The Trails," which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; "In the Backcountry," which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and "A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf," an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the park-this is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best. From the Hardcover edition.
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"Let's get lost together . . . " Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his-and America's-favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Cahill has been "puttering around in the park" for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what he's doing? Hardly. "I live fifty miles from the park," says Cahill, "but proximity does not guarantee competence. I've spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard." Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, "I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you're alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you've just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza." Divided into three parts-"The Trails," which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; "In the Backcountry," which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and "A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf," an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the park-this is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

2h 54m


Chapters

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03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:08