One Man Against the Mountain: The Story of a Quest to Survive Winter Alone in the Big Horns

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"One Man Against the Mountain" is a slightly fictionalized account of an outdoorsman's quest to prove that he could survive through a winter at high elevations in the Big Horn Mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming. Living in a canvas tent, relying on supplies he had brought in on horseback the previous fall and occasional help from people who had told him he was crazy to try this quest, he not only survived but learned a lot about himself and the generosity of others. Danny Longwell, a Sheridan, Wyoming, resident and his two dogs lived through brutal subzero temperatures and deadly blizards, cutting wood to fire the small wood stove that kept the temperature inside the tent survivable. Longwell kept a journal of his adventure, and excerpts from the journal are used throughout the book, as well as photographs he took during his time on 'the mountain.'

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"To prove them wrong ..." This story isn't just about a man's struggle to survive a brutal Walker Prarie winter in a canvas tent. It's also about Danny Longwell's struggles within himself; his feelings about his overly strict father; his feelings about death; his lack of self-confidence; and his battles with loneliness.Through the brutally cold, stormy winter, as he labors to keep warm and meditates on his life and his santiy for this undertaking, he slowly comes to an understanding regarding himself and others.

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Mary Jo Mosher is a retired jouralist with a newspaper background, co-founder of her home-town newspaper in Minnesota, and a free-lance writer, having written several stories for three national horse magazines. She and her daughter, Kristine Mosher, co-authored Hiking Minnesota II, a Falcon Guide pubished by Globe-Pequot Press in 2002. Mary Jo has a deep interest in astronomy, which she studies in her spare time. Possessing a great love for and appreciation of the out of doors, especially wilderness areas, Mary Jo and her husband, Robert Dingmann, have ridden horseback in many of Minnesota's state parks and the Big Horn National Forest. Their favorite place to ride is the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming where they have explored the backcountry for more than 20 years, 13 of those years working as volunteers for the U.S. Forest Service, Tongue District.

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