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
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- 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