Wilderness+ Book Group

Join a group that encourages and enjoys reading and discussing books about wilderness and wilderness adventure in North America. Borrow a copy at the Information Desk & meet upstairs in the mezzanine meeting room at 7 PM.


7:00 PM, third Wednesday of the month
Mezzanine Meeting Room

February 17: The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson & Francis Lee Jaques
Sigurd F. Olson was for more than thirty years a wilderness guide in the Quetico-Superior country, and no one knew with the same intimacy the mysteries of the lakes and forests of that magnificent primitive area. To the many outdoors people who canoed and portaged with him through this wilderness, he was known as the Bourgeois--as the voyageurs of old called their trusted leaders through this same region.

 March 16: The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko
From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.

 April 20: Where Roads Will Never Reach: Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies by Frederick H Swanson
The Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana are home to some of the most important remaining American wilderness areas, preserved because of citizens who stood against massive development schemes that would have diminished important wildlife habitat and the abiding sense of remoteness found in such places. Where Roads Will Never Reach tells the stories of hunters, anglers, outfitters, scientists, and other concerned citizens who devoted themselves to protecting remnant wild lands and ecosystems in the Northern Rockies. Environmental historian Frederick Swanson argues that their heartfelt, dedicated work helped boost the American wilderness movement to its current prominence.

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