Camp fires in the Canadian Rockies

Camp fires in the Canadian Rockies

Quite rapidly the sharpest peaks and the sheerest walls of the Canadian Rockies are weathering down , and becoming talus and slide - rock . And rapidly , also , are the avalanches filling up the valleys with slide - rock and soil ...

Author: William Temple Hornaday


ISBN: OSU:32435009504945

Category: British Columbia

Page: 353

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Categories: British Columbia

The Most Defiant Devil

The Most Defiant Devil

Shields, “Hunting Caribou with a Camera,”305; WTH, CampFires inthe CanadianRockies, 189–98. ... handwritten comment, p.15,ibid.; WTH,Thirty Years War for Wild Life, 209; WTH, CampFires in the Canadian Rockies, A. 89; Bryan Williams toS.

Author: Gregory J. Dehler

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813934341

Category: Science

Page: 262

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The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who almost uncannily embodies these conflicting threads in our history. In The Most Defiant Devil, a compelling new biography of this complex figure, Gregory Dehler explores the life of Hornaday the hunter, museum builder, zoologist, author, conservationist, and anti-Bolshevist crusader. A deeply religious man, he was nonetheless anything but peaceful and was racist even by his era’s standards, going so far as to display an Mbuti pygmy as a "living specimen" in a zoo. A passionate hunter, Hornaday killed thousands of animals, including some of the last wild buffalo in America, but he was far ahead of his time in his influential views on the protection of wildlife. Hornaday designed and built the New York Zoological Park (which became the Bronx Zoo) and was chief taxidermist for what would later become the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.In this single, fascinating individual, we can discern some of the Progressive Era's most destructive forces and some of its most enlightened visions.
Categories: Science

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History

The highest known peaks in the Canadian Rockies are Robson (12,972 ft.) ... The Canadian Rockies; Stutfield and Collie, Climbs and Explorations in the Canadian Rockies; Hornaday, Campfires in the Canadian Rockies; Wilcox, The Rockies of ...

Author: Various

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547108320

Category: History

Page: 840

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History" by Various. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: History

American Studies Ecocriticism and Citizenship

American Studies  Ecocriticism  and Citizenship

In 1905, he went on a big game hunting expedition to southeastern British Columbia with his friend John M. Phillips, the game commissioner of Pennsylvania, an account published the following year as Campfires in the Canadian Rockies.

Author: Joni Adamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415628235

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

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Contributors to the collection examine literary, historical, and cultural examples from the 19th century to the 21st. They explore notions of the common--namely, common humanity, common wealth, and common ground--and the relation of these notions to often conflicting definitions of who (or what) can have access to "citizenship" and "rights." The book engages in scholarly ecological analysis via the lens of various human groups--ethnic, racial, gendered, coalitional--that are shaping twenty-first century environmental experience and vision.
Categories: Literary Collections



... Lakes , Ponds Coleman , A.P.- Glaciers of the Rockies & Selkirks Coleman , A.P.- The Canadian Rockies , Old and New ... V.G.– David Thompson , Travels in Western North America Hornaday , W.T.- Campfires in the Canadian Rockies Hosie ...

Author: Eleanor Georgina Luxton

Publisher: Summerthought Publishing

ISBN: 0978237544

Category: History

Page: 160

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In this Banff history book, Eleanor Luxton, the daughter of one of Banff’s pioneers, presents us with a labour of love – a comprehensive history of Banff National Park from its geological birth, through its exploration and settlement, to its growth as Canada’s first National Park. This story of Rocky Mountains Park is a sensitive portrayal of the natural and human history of the Banff area, weaving together the romantic adventure of the earliest exploration and settlement with the realities of World Wars, depressions, and government influences. It will most surely command rapt attention from both the casual reader and the historian. Publisher's note: Written in 1975 as an historical account and reprinted in 2008, Banff: Canada’s First National Park has itself become a piece of the park’s history. Respecting this significance, we have strived to replicate the original book by re-creating the original cover, leaving the text as it appeared in 1975 (complete with references to places that no longer exist, such as the Buffalo Paddock), and including photographs from Luxton’s private collection.
Categories: History

The Guiding Spirit

The Guiding Spirit

Wheeler Ottawa 1905 “The Canadian Rockies” Arthur P. Coleman London 1911 “Old Indian Trails” Mary T. S. Schaeffer New ... “Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks” Howard Palmer New York 1914 “Campfires in the Canadian Rockies” ...

Author: William Lowell Putnam

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781622336920

Category: Sports & Recreation


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The first professional mountain guides to be employed in North America were all Italians: Guiseppe Petigax and Lorenzo Croux of Courmeyer, Antonio Maguinaz and Andrea Pellissier of Valtournanche and Erminio Botta of Beilla, all in the retinue of Luigi Amadeo of Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi whose successful expedition to Mount Saint Elias in 1896 became an Alaskan and mountaineering legend. The next summer, Professor H.B. Dixon followed his example and engaged Peter Sarbach to accompany him on several weeks of climbing in the "Canadian Alps". It was the obvious success of this particular act which prompted the Vaux brothers, distinguished amateur scientists of Philadelphia, to suggest again in 1898 that the Canadian Pacific Railway should engage some Swiss guides to be available for their patrons in the mountain regions the company was seeking to exploit. This is the story of those men, who prided themselves not merely on being guies, but on being Swiss guides. These men carved out a unique niche in the loyalties they both earned and gave. Their words often indicated conflict, hardship and unhappiness; but their actions were those of persons engaged in a rewarding vocation, who had found an emotional satisfaction in life that few of us are privileged to enjoy. Here then is the story of the CPR's Swiss guides as written by Andrew J. Kauffman and William L. Putnam. Over many years of mountaineering adventures in Canada, they interviewed Edward Feuz Jr., (Uncle Ed) and researched the archives for the facts and stories of which this book is composed. This is a story of mountain adventure in a newly awakening country -- western Canada -- a story which will be hard to put down once begun!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

Campfires are permitted at some campsites when a fire permit, which usually includes firewood, is purchased. You should try to keep campfires small and conserve firewood. During hot dry spells, campfire bans may be in effect.

Author: Brenda Koller

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588439727

Category: Travel


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The author grew up in the Canadian Rockies and has been exploring them since she was a child. The Canadian Rockies are one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, with four million visitors annually. Covered in detail here are all the great parks of Alberta and British Columbia. Easily accessible adventures include walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, skiing and wildlife viewing -- with some of the most spectacular animals in North America. Where else can you spend the morning hiking through spectacular wilderness and by afternoon enjoy high tea in one of the grand hotels? The guide is filled with inside information on how to avoid the tourist traps and where to find the special places off the beaten path that the tourists don't know about; the most worthwhile outdoor adventures and indoor activities; the hotels and restaurants at all price levels that are the very best; plus tips on places to avoid. Each chapter covers transportation to and around the park, where to stay and eat, attractions and shopping, plus adventures, from drives to day hikes, rafting to cycling. Competing guides focus on the standard tourist sites (where the crowds can ruin your experience), while we take you to the lesser-known spots (restaurants, lodges, hiking paths), which are often more rewarding. We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. This guide covers British Columbia's amazing Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. The Canadian Rockies see about four million visitors annually. Easily accessible adventures include walking, hiking and backpacking; mountain biking and bicycle touring; fishing, boating and rafting; horseback riding; skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing; and so much more. This is a guide for places to stay and eat, sights, activities, festivals - written by a lifelong resident of the Canadian Rockies.
Categories: Travel

The Way Of The Woods A Manual For Sportsmen In Northeastern United States And Canada

The Way Of The Woods   A Manual For Sportsmen In Northeastern United States And Canada

No one should start on an expedition after this animal without first reading Mr. W. T. Hornaday's CampFires in the Canadian Rockies, as he is par excellence the authority on the subject. The Big Game of North America may also be ...

Author: Edward Breck

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473347557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 488

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This is Edward Breck's 1908 outdoor sports handbook, 'The Way of the Woods'. Originally intended for sportsmen in North-eastern Unites States and Canada, it has chapters on hunting cougars, grizzly bears, and other fauna native to that part of the world. It also deals with many other aspects of hunting from photography to trapping, making it ideal for anyone with an interest in the sport. Contents include: 'Cookery—Cooking-kits', 'Making Camp', 'Woodcraft', 'Nature Protection', 'Fishing', 'Sporting Firearms', 'Deer-hunting', 'Caribou-hunting', 'The Game of the North-west—Elk, Antelope, Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Grizzle Bear, Cougar', 'Game Birds', 'Trapping', 'Photography', etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images.
Categories: Sports & Recreation