- The Story of Lum Turner (A colorful old-timer who lived along Idaho's Salmon River & used skis in the winter to make a living).
- Through the Night (The story of a night-time journey across the rough waters of the Gulf of Alaska)
- I Have My Art (Reflections of maps and art while lost in the wilderness)
- Her Slice of Paradise(A remembrance of Frances Wisner, the last of the mountain women)
- In Celebration of Snow (Let the poets whine and stew in their melancholy. We would rather celebrate: Arrives the snow!
- In Lewis & Clark's Footsteps: Across the High Bitterroots on Ski (Retracing the Lewis & Clark trail in the winter)
- Soaring Eagle of the Sierras (The story of the West's most famous skier, Snowshoe Thompson)
Old Manuscripts - Outdoor Stories of the Past
- Youth to Manhood (This is the original manuscript written by Robert Gordon of his fascinating 1936 ski journey into the Idaho wilderness)
- An Alpine Pass on "Ski" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Yes! This is the Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame. In 1894, he made one of the earliest backcountry ski traverses in the Alps. This is the story of that traverse told in his own words.)
Professional Articles & Information
- Also, I have a series of professional articles that you may accessed from the following link: Outdoor Education Papers & Essays.
If you enjoyed these stories, you would also enjoy Never Turn Back. It's been widely acclaimed by reviewers and readers alike. The standard book trade reference Books in Print calls it a " masterfully written book" and "one the outdoor world's finest works." The book also appears on a number of best reading lists. Click here for more information.
And Another . . .
If you are interested in more stories of skiing in the old days, you'll want to pick up a copy of Winter Tales and Trails. It's full of historic information on skiing. Plus, it's a guidebook to backcountry, cross-country and snowshoeing trails in Idaho, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
The book is truly a classic, one reviewer calling it the "standard by which other guidebooks are judged." Click here for more information on Winter Tales and Trails.