(E–pub) Fate Is A Mountain author Mark W. Parratt

  • Paperback
  • 200
  • Fate Is A Mountain
  • Mark W. Parratt
  • English
  • 21 June 2020
  • 9780615229874

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Fate Is A Mountain Read & Download ↠ 100 Mark W. Parratt Ø 0 Read & Download review È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Mark W. Parratt Fate Is A Mountain explores Glacier National Park history from the perspective of the late ranger Lloyd Parratt's sons Mark Monty and Smitty The family summered in the old Sun Camp Ranger Station on Saint Mary Lake in the 1950s. Mark Monty and Smitty Parratt had a big back yard between 1950 and 1964 the million acre Crown of the Continent in northwestern Montana called Glacier National Park The boys father the late Lloyd Parratt and his wife Grace brought the family to the shores of the park s St Mary Lake every summer where Lloyd worked as a seasonal ranger naturalist for the National Park Service Later Mark Parratt served as a fireguard and the late Monty Parratt worked on a Blister Rust crewSince Mark and Monty were avid fishermen the book includes many great fishing stories along with climbing and hiking adventures the trials and tribulations of living in a remote cabin accessible only by rail a stormy night in a fire lookout canoeing on a rough St Mary Lake and encounters with wildlifeFor local residents these stories will bring back old memories for park visitors the delightful exploits of three young men in their coming of age years will cast the trails lakes and mountains along the back bone of the world into a deeper perspective Comments appended to some of the stories note how the park has changed over the yearsThe harrowing centerpiece to the book is The Otokomi Grizzly Bear Attack of July 18 1960 Ten year old Smitty Parratt was badly mauled by a grizzly bear as he returned from a fishing trip to Lake Otokomi with two ranger naturalists and two tourists The story of the attack the injuries the rescue and the aftermath demonstrates courage resourcefulness and grit while serving as a cautionary reminder that wild places are wildThe Fate is a Mountain June 1962 and Lone Climber Missing July 1963 stories describe mountain search and rescue operations at Mt Henkel near Many Glacier Hotel and at Going to the Sun Mountain in the St Mary Valley Search team members routinely place themselves in harm s way while looking for missing climbers as Parratt describes in a late night moment on the slopes of Mt HenkelSuddenly a tremendous crash echoed from above Instinctively we all dove into crouching positions next to a nearby cliff face A shower of lose scree was rapidly followed by a thunder of large bounders that careened over our heads and plummeted toward the valley below Smaller pieces of snow and rock pelted our hard hats for several moments This reviewer has climbed Mt Henkel and appreciates the challenges of a rescue attemptCompiling these stories was obviously a labor of love and of remembering bygone days where a family s life intersects the world of a beloved tourist destination and wildlife preserve If there s an omission here it s the lack of a story about the Montana flood of June 1964 uite possibly the state s worst natural disaster that caused extensive damage to roads and facilities throughout the park including those at St MaryThe book provides a rich insider s look at the world of Glacier National Park as it was over 40 forty years ago As the park approaches its 2010 centennial these stories as part of its history add to our understanding of the place and the people who worked and played there

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Fate Is A Mountain Read & Download ↠ 100 Mark W. Parratt Ø 0 Read & Download review È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Mark W. Parratt Ty Parratt's first hand description of his summers working out of the primitive Blister Rust Camp near Oldman Lake and Smitty's heart wrenching account as a ten year old boy mauled by a female grizzly along the Otokomi Lake Tra. What an adventurous family the Parratts were I was captivated by the experiences Mark described in this book it brought back memories of our wonderful 15 mile hike there in 1968 An extra bonus was that Mark s wife is a long ago penpal of mine It is such a small world

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Fate Is A Mountain Read & Download ↠ 100 Mark W. Parratt Ø 0 Read & Download review È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Mark W. Parratt And 60s and their story covers the glory days of living and working in America's Crown Jewel These true stories include Mark's adventures as a fire guard in the Belly River country working under legendary ranger Joe Heimes Mon. Did I finish this book with the feeling I really enjoyed it or that its writing uality and editing were somewhat short Both are true in my case This is not a polished professional work but it is an interesting set of connected stories from a time half a generation ahead of mine