MANY RIVERS TO CROSS: Of Good Running Water, Native Trout and the Remains of Wilderness.

Montgomery, M.R.

ISBN 10: 0671792865 / ISBN 13: 9780671792862
Published by New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A "journey into the physical and emotional territory of the American West . . . from the headwaters of the Columbia River to eastern Oregon and to Big Goose Creek, where General Custer's reinforcements camped and went fishing instead of joining the battle at Little Bighorn. [and] through overlooked locations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon -- all of the last best places." Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens -"Enjoy the book and someday get to Yellowstone, a park-paradise for anglers." Illustrated with drawings by Glenn Wolff. 254 pp. Fine in a fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed. Bookseller Inventory # 67436

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Title: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS: Of Good Running Water,...

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A lyrical, contemplative, humorous quest for the nature and meaning of wilderness journeys through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon, describing the territory, characters, and history of the last best wilderness places. 17,500 first printing.

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This splendid book is more about the search for the lost West than fishing for trout. Montgomery decided to roam the West's expanses looking for areas that have been untouched, or at least not much touched, by humankind and catching what fish he could. Not surprisingly, he didn't find many such areas--a small river here, a little creek there, even a ditch in the desert with just enough water to support a few trout. Along the literary retracing of his way, he tells tales of the Old West, discusses the strange and unusual people he met, and notes the near perpetual presence of cattle, munching and trampling their way across the countryside. In fact, he gets pretty angry at these Big Macs on the hoof for their destruction of free-flowing streams and the habitats they support. As for fishing, Montgomery pursued the cutthroat trout, which, though looked down on by "pure" fly fishers, is the native western trout (the rainbows and browns are foreigners introduced long ago to "improve" the fishery). Jon Kartman

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