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Yellowstone Has Teeth by Marjane Ambler

Yellowstone Has Teeth (2013)

by Marjane Ambler

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Marjane Ambler's book "Yellowstone Has Teeth" is a great look at what it's like to live in isolation all winter long in a huge national park.

Amber's husband Terry worked for nine years plowing and maintaining roads and snowmobile trials in the park. They lived in the Lake district where the only access during winter was a long snowmobile ride over a dangerous and avalanche prone pass.

The couple lived in the park during the 1988 wildfires that burned something like 36 percent of the park. Her recollections about that time were particularly striking... they definitely made up my favorite part of the book. A very worthwhile read about a terrific national park. ( )
  amerynth | Aug 4, 2015 |
In the mid 1980's, the author's partner moved to the interior of Yellowstone Park to take a job as a winter snowmobile trail groomer. Soon after, he was joined by his new wife, author Marjane Ambler. They became part of the handful of employees to live in Yellowstone Park year around.

Thousands of Yellowstone visitors know the beauty of the park. Few know the flip side: the isolation of being a several hour snowmobile ride away from medical help; winter temperatures that often dipped to -50 and below and a dozen feet of snow; bison blocked roads with drifts preventing them from leaving the road itself. She also recounts the forest fires of 1988.

In her eight years of living there, the author got to know the park in an intimate and satisfying way that visitors will never know.

Recommended for those interested in Yellowstone Park or outdoor adventure/wilderness living stories. ( )
  streamsong | Jan 15, 2014 |
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From 1984-1993, Marjane Ambler and her husband lived year-round in Yellowstone National Park in a tiny community near the shores of Yellowstone Lake, deep in the park's interior. The natural beauty was magnificent, but Ambler and her neighbors discovered that Yellowstone could be an unforgiving place where mistakes mattered. Yellowstone has teeth paints a portrait of an iconic American landscape and the people who live there. --Edited from P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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