Mountain Time: A Yellowstone Memoir
""Mountain Time," a thoughtful and often moving work, is not only about Yellowstone as a superb sample of American wildness, . . . but also about a man named Paul Schullery and his relationship to it. This fact gives the book much richness and power, for Schullery comes across clearly as a caring, observant, undogmatic person whose reasonable and intelligent opinions are r...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by University of New Mexico Press
(first published 1984)
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the chapters on animals and mountains are ravishing. up close and personal with elk, geysers, etc. all in all, magnificent prose and an intimate view of wild landscape. his sentences are a thrill in themselves, crafted with dry wit and brilliant vocabulary. the chapters on rivers, fishing, and wilderness management politics (basically the middle third of the book) i skipped over.
Jul 06, 2008 Adam rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: nature lovers!
I read this book before going to Yellowstone back in high school. Schullery's vivid memoir places you in the park; re-reading it only makes me long to return to Wyoming and roam wild and free as a Park Service Ranger.