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1bertyboy
Nov 10, 2010, 4:02pm

What are your recomendations on books about the Great Outdoors?

2NorthernStar
Edited: Nov 11, 2010, 2:38am

The Dangerous River is an excellent book about travel into the Nahanni River area in the late 1920s. Really brings the area and the times to life. If I think I'm roughing it sometimes, I just have to think about Patterson lining his canoe upriver, or snowshoeing a few hundred miles in the middle of winter. The author, R. M. Patterson, also wrote some other excellent books about his travels and time in western Canada.

3maggie1944
Feb 26, 2011, 9:42am

I'd love to see some more recommendations. A book I'll probably always remember is Into the Wild; not a favorite but it does raise some interesting issues about loving the outdoors.

4iatethecloudsforyou
Mar 25, 2011, 2:52am

check out my books with the tag outdoors

5pollysmith
Apr 4, 2011, 10:27am

My grandmother had a book called We Took To The Woods, It was about a couple living in The Maine backcountry, Its quite old and I have no idea if its still in print but I enjoyed it

6pollysmith
Apr 4, 2011, 10:29am

I also enjoyed "A Walk across America"

7Sandydog1
Apr 21, 2011, 12:16pm

8barney67
Apr 21, 2011, 9:10pm

John McPhee writes a lot about the outdoors.

9oregonobsessionz
Apr 24, 2011, 6:18pm

>7 Sandydog1:

That's a great list. I wonder if it would be OK to add that to CK as a series?

10Polaris-
May 1, 2011, 8:23pm

>7 Sandydog1:
Thanks for the great list. There were a few there I've already read or wishlisted, but I added a couple more from that list. Nice one!

11Sandydog1
May 13, 2011, 7:23pm

I just finished A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Only a witty, self-deprecating Brit like Eric Newby could make Northern Afghanistan seem so wonderfully droll...

12reading_fox
Jun 1, 2011, 5:32pm

#9 - it would be fine as a publisher series I'm sure.

13pdepena
Sep 24, 2011, 11:15pm

My favorite books set in the outdoors:

Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison (funny!)
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (stories, history. compelling.)
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parado ("Alive" written by a survivor)
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Incredible, gripping survival story)
Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. (Amazing story had me exclaiming, "Oh, no!" out loud as I read)

14Sandydog1
Oct 12, 2011, 9:23pm

Whattaneasyquestion.

Anything from this list:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0404/adventure_books_1-19.html

I have read many, and I have been enthralled...