Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm
A Winter in the Bitterroot Wilderness

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"The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. 'You'll need about seven cords of firewood. Concentrate on that. You'll have to get it all in before the snow grounds your truck.'"

"Though I didn't want to ask, it seemed important. 'What's a cord?'"

So begins Pete Fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America.

This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.

About Pete Fromm

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Pete Fromm won Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards for three of his earlier books. He lives with his family in Great Falls, Montana.
Published May 1, 1993 by Lyons & Burford, Publishers. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Science & Math, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author is sensitive enough to have enjoyed moonlight on snow and the eerie silence of the limitless cold, and, with tenderfoot luck, he witnessed an unexpected total eclipse of the sun, an event that sent him into a vital, whirling dance.

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It was an act of bravado that prompted 19-year-old Fromm to leave college and accept a winter job with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in 1990.

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Readers have shown interest in the role of wilderness in coming of age stories.

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