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7,003 days : 21 years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness / by Jim Akenson with Holly Akenson.

Akenson, Jim, (author.). Akenson, Holly, (author.).

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"Deep in the Idaho wilderness the last vestiges of Old Idaho linger. In 1982, an eager young couple seeking adventure and challenge, Jim and Holley Akenson, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho's wilderness research station. In 7,003 Days, Jim describes their encounters with wildlife and nature: tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing university stuedents to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho"--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Haines Branch 979.676 .A313s 2016 (Text) 37814003231371 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 01/08/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 979.676 A313 (Text) 35178001612442 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/25/2017 Available -
Enterprise Public Library 979.5 Aken (Text) 30001000281503 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/09/2017 Available -
Harney County Library 979.6 AKENSON (Text) 37720000545228 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/17/2017 Available -
Joseph Public Library 979.5 AKE (Text) 30002000236463 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 10/21/2016 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 979.676 AKE (Text) 33892006580394 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/20/2020 Checked out 08/20/2020
Union Carnegie Public Library 979.6 AKENSON (Text) 37883000306007 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 02/14/2017 Available -
Wallowa Public Library 979.6 AKE (Text) 30004000221503 Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 10/14/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780870046018
  • ISBN: 0870046098
  • Physical Description: 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Forward / by Maurice Hornocker -- Forward / by Carol Arnold -- Introduction and setting -- Part One -- First days on the job : a test of mettle -- Mule packing 101 -- Touching the past with Doc -- Backcountry radio : our lifeline -- Backcountry routines -- Speaking muleskinner -- Mules to the rescue! -- Del and Bernie : oil and water -- Building a hay barn -- Call me Joe Smuckatelly -- Kamir and the headless wood rat -- Orphan cougar's return -- Sounds in the night -- Unexpected visitors -- Backcountry woodsmanship -- Mother Nature's fury -- Landed right side up -- Bighorn sheep : our canyon neighbors -- Ray and the backcountry pilots fraternity -- Call in the National Guard! -- The first goodbye to Taylor Ranch -- Part Two -- Return to Taylor Ranch -- Legends of a cannon and buried treasure -- Electrification of Taylor Ranch -- Adventures in field biology -- Living in a National Geographic special -- Intern mentoring : bonded by adventure -- Teachable moments -- Hiking club presidents -- Taylor olympics and derby competitions -- Carnivore research : understanding nature's connections -- Wolves at our door -- Horse and mule escapes -- Cricket the wonder mule -- From the frying pan into the fire -- Wheat thin : cracker or bear? -- The second flying cabin -- Restoring a piece of Old Idaho, the Lewis Lodge -- Sheepeater Indian secrets -- Backcountry community -- The Big Creek dogs, they're family -- Conclusion: Wilderness reflections.
Summary, etc.:
"Deep in the Idaho wilderness the last vestiges of Old Idaho linger. In 1982, an eager young couple seeking adventure and challenge, Jim and Holley Akenson, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho's wilderness research station. In 7,003 Days, Jim describes their encounters with wildlife and nature: tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing university stuedents to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Akenson, Jim.
Akenson, Holly.
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho) > Description and travel.
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho) > Biography.
Natural history > Research > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Wilderness areas > Research > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Biologists > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness > Biography.
Biological stations > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Ranch life > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Outdoor life > Idaho > Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Genre: Biographies.

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