Tim Cahill: Lost in My Own Backyard
Tim's new book, Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk Through Yellowstone National Park, is now available. I haven't read it yet, but I think it'll be a great addition to the Crown Journeys series. I might even get it on audio.
Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, “I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you’re alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you’ve just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza.”
That all sounds fun and interesting, but I can't wait to hear about the mud pot farts. Until then, here's a sample chapter, "Mount Washburn".
Recent talk about Tim and LIMOB
- Andy Smetanka wrote a good piece on Tim (but not LIMOB) for the Missoula Independent."Easy Street"
- "Lost in My Own Backyard is at once a practical guide, and true to form, a side-splittingly funny adventure book."Review in the The Helena Independent Record.
- "Tim Cahill: Lost in Yellowstone, His Own Backyard" on Andrew Dean Nystrom's Laughtears blog.
Ways to see Tim Cahill this Summer:
JUNE 27 2004 Readers in the Rockies, Crested Butte, Colorado
AUG 2 Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
AUG 7 Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR
AUG 11 A Sense of Place Book Release Party, Pan Pacific Hotel, SF, CA
AUG 12-15 Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, Corte Madera, CA
A collection of encounters, advice, or interviews found online:
"Uncle Tim’s Advice to Aspiring Scribblers" By Michael McCarthy